Kuniyoshi: Shohei, Sixteen Female Sennin, Charming Creatures
歌川國芳 Utagawa Kuniyoshi（1798－1861）
Shohei, from the series of Sixteen Female Sennin, Charming Creatures
木版画｜纵绘大判｜35.8cm x 24.2cm
Woodblock-print｜Oban tate-e｜35.8cm x 24.2cm
国芳这个美人画系列将16位美丽女子与16位神仙进行配对。上图中的神仙是 「初平」，又称 「黄大仙」，黄大仙他擅长炼丹知医术，得道之后在民间惩恶劝善，有求必应，深受民众喜爱。图中的女性内着格子图案的和服，正准备披上一件竖条纹和服外套，貌似有些惊讶地看着在画面左下方处，一只正默默躲在角落吃东西的黑白相间的小猫咪。没错，这幅画里国芳再次添加了他最爱的元素——猫。
The series of beautiful women (bijin) prints by Kuniyoshi paired 16 women with 16 gods. In this example, the god in the in-set is "Chu Ping," also known as "Huang Daxian." Huang Daxian was skilled at alchemy and medicine. The woman is wearing a kimono with a plaid pattern and is about to put on a vertical striped kimono jacket, but she appears to have been surprised by a black-and-white kitten eating food in the lower left corner. That's right, Kuniyoshi once again added his favorite animal - a cat.
Slightly trimmed; very faint centre line; backed