Manjū netsuke depicting Minamoto no Yorimitsu killing the demon Shuten dōji

The monster known as Shuten dōji was a cannibal, capturing young girls and eating them. Minamoto no Yorimitsu and his band of four men eventually tracked the monster down and tricked it with drugged wine. After slaying it, they released the captured girls.

Details

Glossary of terms

Manjū

netsuke

Further reading

Seaman, Joyce, Manjū: Netsuke from the Collection of the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2013), no. 78 on pp. 192-194, illus. p. 193

Reference URL

?
q-seffron-icon q-white-icon pluse-seffron-icon pluse-white-icon minus-seffron-icon minus-white-icon close-seffron-icon close-white-icon close-black-icon prv-gry-arrow prv-arrow print-seffron-icon print-black-icon next-arrow next-gry-arrow next-white-arrow up-arrow-black up-arrow black-up-arrow black-down-arrow white-up-arrow white-down-arrow hr-list-gry-icon hr-list-white-icon vr-list-gry-icon vr-list-white-icon eye-icon zoomin-icon zoomout-icon fullview-icon contact-black-icon contact-seffron-icon basket-seffron-icon basket-black-icon share-black-icon share-seffron-icon go-arrow search-white-icon