Artist: Katsukawa Shuntei (勝川春亭)

Print: Egara no Heita slaying the giant uwabami or python

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Dates: created,circa 1806 - 1807
Dimensions: 30.75 in,15.5 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese color woodblock print

Signed: Shuntei ga
Publisher: Itōya Yohei (Marks 168 - seal 01-061)
Censor's seal: kiwame

Related links: Indianapolis Museum of Art - middle panel only;

Physical description:

Egara no Heita was the son of Wada Yoshinaga. The 'Uwabami' was plaguing the province of Settsu. Heita came to their rescue and slew the monstrous reptile beside a waterfall.


Another copy of this triptych sold at Christie's Amsterdam in May 2008.


Illustrated in color in Chimi moryō no sekai : Ukiyoe : Edo no gekiga--reikai, makai no shujinkō-tachi (浮世絵魑魅魍魎の世界: 江戶の劇画 : 霊界魔界の主人公たち) by 中右瑛 (Nakau Ei), Ribun Shuppan, Tokyo, 1987, p. 21. [The text is entirely in Japanese.]