Dongfang Shuo (Tobosaku)

Torei HijikataEdo Period

Tottori Prefectural Museum

Tottori Prefectural Museum
Tottori, Japan

This is a depiction of Dongfang Shuo as he is about to walk away after stealing peaches from the Chinese deity Xi Wangmu, Queen Mother of the West. The mischievous grin that is visible on his realistically shaded face as he turns around was exquisitely captured by Torei’s own observing eye.


  • Title: Dongfang Shuo (Tobosaku)
  • Date: Edo Period
  • Physical Location: Japan
  • Title(japanese): 東方朔図
  • Tecniques and materials(japanese): 絹本著色
  • Physical Dimensions: w40.6 x h99.8 cm (complete)
  • Period(japanese): 江戸期
  • Painter: Torei Hijikata
  • Provenance: Tottori Prefectural Museum
  • Type: Painting
  • External Link: Tottori Prefectural Museum

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