Mizuki Shigeru

(Japan 1922 – 2015)

Odawara

Location
Not on display
Further information

Mizuki Shigeru was an artist, historian and folklorist perhaps best known for ‘GeGeGe no Kitarō’ (Spooky Kitarō), a manga and anime series he created in the 1960s. Mizuki’s work built on that of earlier artists including Toriyama Sekien (1712–88), Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797–1861) and Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858). In 2008, he reimagined Hiroshige’s famous 1833–34 series ‘Fifty-three stations of the Tōkaidō’ (the east-west route between Edo, now Tokyo, and Kyoto) as the ‘Fifty-three stations of the Yōkaido’, with yōkai inserted into every scene.

'Odawara' includes a self portrait of the artist as a bespectacled water-dwelling kappa yōkai.

Place of origin
Japan
Year
2008
Media
Print
Medium
woodblock print; ink and colour on paper
Dimensions
27.8 x 38.8 cm
Credit
Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 2019
Accession number
146.2019.2
Copyright
© Estate of Mizuki Shigeru