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Tamatori escaping from the Dragon King

Tamatori escaping from the Dragon King, 1853 — Utagawa Kuniyoshi
37.1 cm25.2 cm

Tamatori escaping from the Dragon King is an Edo Period, Wood Block Print Printmaking created by Utagawa Kuniyoshi in 1853. It lives at the The British Museum in London. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Dragons. Source

Woodblock print, oban tate-e. The diver (ama) Tamatori, who has penetrated the Dragon King's palace, plunging through the waves with an outstretched knife and the Treasure Pearl, hotly pursued by a dragon and various fish while escaping from the Dragon King.

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