The Fourth Ichikawa Danjuro as Arakawataro Makezu in Shibaraku Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792) Period: Edo period (1615–1868) Date: December 1779 Culture: Japan Medium: Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Shibaraku by Shunsho (1726 - 1792) Shibaraku means little while.moment.
Japanese Woodblock. Geisha holding Kitsune, or Fox mask - often found in Japanese folklore. On the favorable side, the Fox is believed to be the messenger of the God of Rice, while on the darker side, Foxes are said to have the ability to take the shape of humans, and trick and deceive them. The Fox is also said to possess Infinite Vision, an All-Hearing Ear, and the secrets of the souls of others. He is also said to have full knowledge of the Universal Past and Present.
画像は、伏見稲荷の神符であり、稲荷の一般的な神符となる / Ofuda (talisman) of Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine in Kyoto showing foxes, snakes, and wish-granting jewels, and dedicated to the rice kami Uganomitama no Kami. もっと見る