|Artist: ||Kunisada (Magicians)|
|Date: ||December 1862|
|Size/Format: ||Oban Tate-e, 14.25 by 9.75 inches|
|Description: ||From the series, Toyokuni kigo kijutsu kurabe. An unidentified actor holds a white banner emblazoned with the image of a black horse; a giant toad clings to his back. |
|Series: ||A Contest of Magic Scenes|
|Publisher: ||Hirayano Shinzo|
|Condition: ||Slight trimming, otherwise pristine.|
|Notes: ||From the 'de-luxe' first state printing. For this series, the publisher used the finest materials, thick hosho paper and specially mixed inks. The printing quality is extraordinary and incorporates raised printing, burnishing, metallic embellishment, mica and gofun. The effect is quite breathtaking and imparts an almost three-dimensional quality to the images.