Chikanobu - Eastern Brocades: #28 Kaniman-ji
Series: Eastern Brocades, Day and Night Compared
Scene: #32 Kaniman-ji
Publisher: Kobayashi Tetsujirō
Date: April 1886
Size: 13 1/2 x 9 3/8"
Japanese woodblock print
Scene of a girl who bought crabs and set them free. Later the father saw a snake about to eat a frog and made a deal with the snake to let the frog go in exchange marry his daughter. Later a man arrived to marry the girl, the girl recited the sutra to Kannon, the man turned in to a snake and a crabs came to rescue her.
Inset: The father sees a snake about to kill a frog
Fine color and impression, no backing, trimming