THE GUARDIAN OF THE NORTH (Nishimura Goun)

Object: Japanese hand-colored woodblock print
Genre: honshi 本紙 scroll paintings

Artist: Nishimura Goun 西村五雲 (1877-1938)
Print subject: Genbu 玄武, tortoise intertwined with a snake

Note: Genbu is said to protect Kyoto 京都市 on the north side, being one of the four guardian spirits that protect the city

Material: washi 和紙 Japanese paper
Technique: tesaishiki hanga 手彩色版画 hand-colored printing

Period: Showa era 昭和時代 (1926-1989)
Condition: fair, evident rolling wrinkles
Dimensions: 26 x 28 cm

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