A beautiful woman looms behind a bearded samurai with courtier's hat crouched on one knee with his right hand about to draw his sword as he sees the reflection of a demon's face in the swirling water at his foot, the silhouette of a tall peak stands beneath a full moon with the leafy branches of a tree in the upper right corner.


  • Title: Rokuyosai Kuniyoshi jiman; Shakku
  • Creator: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1798-1861)
  • Date Created: 1860
  • Series Title: Aspects of the 6 Lucky and Unlucky Days of the Week: Shakku
  • Rights: Public Domain
  • Medium / Support: color woodblock print
  • External Link: See this object at www.imamuseum.org
  • Dimensions: 14 3/8 x 9 3/4 in. (image) 14 9/16 x 9 3/4 in. (sheet)
  • Department: Asian Art
  • Credit Line: Miscellaneous Asian Art Fund
  • Creation Period: Edo
  • Accession Number: 2006.122

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