Totoya Hokkei

Chōjun, Water from the series »Five Elements of the Tale of the Water Margins«, 1832

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The Suikoden (English: Water Margin) is a novel that originated in China and triggered a veritable mania in Japan in the 18th century and, due to its commercial success, it also featured in many prints. This print is of the character Chojun - whose element was water - standing amid the waves.

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