Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper (Beni-e)
H. 27 in. (68.6 cm); W. 10 in. (25.4 cm)
Bequest of Katherine S. Dreier, 1952
Not on view
Shōki was generally depicted, based on the iconography, killing a small demon. However, in the Japanese popular cult that reveres him as guardian deity, he was also rendered standing alone in a more iconic mode.
In this unusually large print, Masanobu employed the urushi-e technique (picture in lacquer with glue added for gloss) to enliven the