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NEW 68 Choju jinbutsu giga | Round Window Green

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As a representative of Cool Japan in recent years, Japanese cartoons have also been drawing attention abroad, and one genre has been established beyond the subculture.
The birds and beast figures caricature is said to be the father of caricature cartoons.
Its attention is drawn from its rich depiction power, skillfulness of expressive lines.
Anthropomorphized rabbits, monkeys and frogs as if they were incarnations of those days.
The animals jump out from the wrapping cloth even after 800 years they breath out those ancient times.

*comes with a paper wrap

Product Details

  • Code : 20829-202
  • Dimensions : 68 x 68 cm (26.8″ x 26.8″).
  • Weight : 109 g.
  • Material : 100% organic cotton.
  • Made in Japan.
  • Gift Wrapping (Bottle etc..)

Choju jinbutsu giga

The national treasure Choju-jinbutsu-giga is in the form of a picture book; rendered in black ink paint; it is currently stored at the Kozan-ji temple in Kyoto.
The contents depict animals and people together showing the society of those ancient days.
The current configuration consists of 4 volumes called A, B, C, D.
The most famous panel is the story told by playful anthropomorphized rabbits, frogs, monkeys, etc.,
They engage in water play, gambling, sumo wrestling, legal proceedings, quarrels and other curious scenes.
The theory is that the artist used these drawings to satirize human and contemporary societal mores of the time.