War of the Dragons after the Unknown Master

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)


This diptych is one of my favorite works. At a first glance it looks like a childish scene and as a matter of fact protagonists on each panel are famous folklore characters. On the left panel is Momotaro, Peach boy, found in a peach, and other is Kintaro, Golden boy, born and raised in a mountain, by a mountain. Both had ability to communicate with animals and they fought demos etc., but Momotaro is based on real person, while Kintaro is not.

Tradition of the Floating World – Artist & Printshop, Muha @ BlackBOX is an example of how some traditions can survive through time and gain root from one culture and epoch into another one. Ukiyo-e, pictures of the floating world, are known through prints and reprints from the 17th century till now. In Japan, during Edo period, ukiyo-e prints served as mass produced posters from commoners. Usually artists would paint for print shop and then print shop would make multiple copies of the work. There was usually mutual understanding or contract between artist and the owner of the print shop, leading to the lifetime relationship.


Print based on my painting
from the series 100 Views of Ukiyo-e.
You can read more about painting here.

Printed with Canon ipf8300 ink-jet Fine Art printer.

Estimated delivery for Europe – 8 to 11 days;
Outside of Europe – 11 to 22 days.

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1 review for War of the Dragons after the Unknown Master

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    I love this painting, and this artist’s unique approach to Japanese folklore. Admittedly, I didn’t know much about these characters before discovering “The War of the Dragons after the Unknown Master,” but I love the aesthetic and playfulness of this print. The animals and vibrant colors mesmerize my son during playtime and feedings. It has been a perfect addition to his nursery!

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