Book/Printed Material Ibuki Dōji, the Boy from Mount Ibuki.
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- Ibuki Dōji, the Boy from Mount Ibuki.
- This picture scroll of an otogizōshi (Japanese fairy tales of the Muromachi era, 1392-1573), recounts the childhood of Shuten Dōji, the oni (demon) who would one day be subdued by the real-life warrior, Minamoto no Yorimitsu. It tells the story of Shuten Dōji's birth and his childhood on Mount Ibuki in the old province of Ōmi, protected by wild animals and feeding on magical herbs that prevented old age and death, up to the time he went to live on Mount Ōe-yama in the former province of Tanba (in present-day Kyōto Prefecture). The story in its present form dates from around the 16th century, but the style of the painting and the handwriting suggest that this scroll was probably made in the 17th century. It is a splendid work, richly colored and glowing with gold leaf throughout.
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- [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1600 to 1699]
- - Japan--Gifu
- - Japan--Kyoto
- - Japan--Shiga
- - 1392 to 1573
- - Fairy tales
- - Folklore
- - Japanese literature
- - Shuten Dōji (Legendary character)
- - Supernatural beings
- - Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
- - Original resource extent: 1 scroll ; 34.5 centimeters.
- - Original resource at: National Diet Library.
- - Content in Japanese.
- - Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.
- 1 online resource.
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Ibuki Dōji, the Boy from Mount Ibuki. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1699, 1600] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667436/.
APA citation style:
(1600) Ibuki Dōji, the Boy from Mount Ibuki. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1699] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667436/.
MLA citation style:
Ibuki Dōji, the Boy from Mount Ibuki. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1699, 1600] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021667436/>.