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A drowned woman with a "kappa" or river imp, 1932

Tachibana Sayume was a painter from Taisho and the early Showa Period of Japan (around 1920-1940). He learned under the great master from each art cat

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A drowned woman with a "kappa" or river imp, 1932
Image number
PFH2966161
Title
A drowned woman with a "kappa" or river imp, 1932
Artist
Tachibana Sayume (1892-1970) / Japanese
Date
1932 AD (C20th AD)
Description
Tachibana Sayume was a painter from Taisho and the early Showa Period of Japan (around 1920-1940). He learned under the great master from each art category such as Kuroda Seiki or Kawabata Gyokusho, produced prints and Japanese-style painting apart from illustration for magazines and novels. A kappa ('river-child'), alternatively called kawataro ('river-boy'), is a yokai (ghost, phantom, strange apparition) found in Japanese folklore. The name is a combination of the word kawa (river) and wappa, an inflection of warabe (child). In Shinto they are considered to be one of many suijin ('water deities'). A hairy kappa is called a Hyosube.There are more than eighty other names associated with the kappa in different regions. Along with the oni and the tengu, the kappa is among the best-known yokai in Japan.
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Pictures from History / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
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