Chikanobu - Snow, Moon, Flowers: No. 15
Series: Snow, Moon, Flowers
Scene: No. 15 Hizen, Flowers of Saga, Cat Monster of the Inner Garden (Setsugekka: Hizen, Saga hana, okuniwa kaibyō)
A variation of the Cat Monster of Saga story. The mother of Ryūzōji Matahichirō is threatened by Nabeshima Naoshige, who took control of Saga castle. The Ryūzōji cat Tama, at top, that became a monster to avenge the family.
Publisher: Kobayashi Tetsujirō
Date: August 1884
Size: 13 1/2 x 9 3/8"
Japanese woodblock print
Fine color and impression, album backing, trimming, minor soiling