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Benkei with His Tools as a Catfish (Benkei namazu dôgu)  「弁慶なまず道具」  Japanese, Edo period, about 1855 (Ansei 2), Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper, MFA

Benkei with His Tools as a Catfish (Benkei namazu dôgu) 「弁慶なまず道具」 Japanese, Edo period, about 1855 (Ansei Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper, MFA

Tora, tatsu 寅龍 (Tiger and dragon) / Kinju zue 禽獸図会 (Birds and Beasts), Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese Tiger and Dragon, from Birds and Beasts, University of Iowa Museum of Art.

[フリー絵画素材] 月岡芳年 - 月百姿 月下の斥候 斎藤利三 (1885) ID:201402210400

[フリー絵画素材] 月岡芳年 - 月百姿 月下の斥候 斎藤利三 (1885) ID:201402210400

Images of the Samurai, Japan's Warriors: Tomoe Gozen, the famous female samurai (1157-1247?)

Images of the Samurai, Japan's Warriors

Tomoe Gozen (c. The famously beautiful samurai warrior Tomoe fought in Japan's Genpei War CE). She was known throughout Japan for her skills with the sword and the bow.

Yoshitora (woodcut), The immortal Gama Sennin seated in front of an enormous toad watching smaller magic toads battling before him.  The Japanese legend of Gama Sennin (the Toad Immortal) is based on a 10th century Chinese alchemist and immortal named Liu Hai.

Yoshitora (woodcut), The immortal Gama Sennin seated in front of an enormous toad watching smaller magic toads battling before him. The Japanese legend of Gama Sennin (the Toad Immortal) is based on a century Chinese alchemist and immortal named Liu Hai.

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