Kishu in Folklore
  • CrispyCrispy
    Posts: 1870
    I recently sent a book to @shishiinu that had a collection of folkloric stories from Wakayama (I believe). I noticed that there were a lot of dogs featured in the artwork throughout the book, so I took pictures of the images. I wish I knew the artist. I really love the style. It's relatively simple-- no frills and very cute.

    I think they're meant to be Kishu Ken (or related hunting-type dogs)?


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  • BootzBootz
    Posts: 151 that a monkey on the bottom? Haha.
  • CrispyCrispy
    Posts: 1870
    Yes. :D the bottom picture has oni, a monkey, and the Kishu. I believe that one's from the story of Momotaro.
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  • SayaSaya
    Posts: 3013
    I love this! Thanks for sharing.

    Yeah looks like a kishu and monkey going after some oni.

    What is the name of this book?
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  • CrispyCrispy
    Posts: 1870
    @Saya - I think it's something like "Miyoshi Goes to Heaven"? (天 へのぼった三吉 - Ten e Nobotta Miyoshi)

    This is it.
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    Post edited by Crispy at 2014-05-27 16:57:05
  • WhoBitMeWhoBitMe
    Posts: 1932
    That's an interesting find. The drawings are cute. Though, I must be honest, I had no idea that one thing was a monkey. It makes sense now that someone has pointed it out, but I really could not tell on my own.
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