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Dan Keijū, nicknamed "Golden-Haired Hound" and Shin Mei, nicknamed "Fiery Thunderbolt"

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760-1849)


Dan Keijū (Duàn Jǐngzhù) and Shin Mei (Qín Míng) are fictional characters in the Suikoden (Chinese: Shuǐ hǔ zhuàn 水滸伝, or The Water Margin, considered one of China’s four greatest novels). Shin Mei (standing) is described as bluntly honest with a barbaric temper and a thundering voice. He carried a wolf-toothed mace over six feet long. Dan Keijū is described as tall and lean. He was a horse thief, and after joining the outlaws, his main skills were reconnaissance and intelligence.

George C. Calvert; given to the John Herron Art Institute, now the Indianapolis Museum of Art, in 1947.

Object Information

artist
Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760-1849)
period
Edo
creation date
1829 (Bunsei 12)
materials
woodblock printed book illustration
dimensions
7 3/16 x 4 7/8 in. (trimmed to inked borders)
mark descriptions
No marks visible
accession number
47.118
credit line
Gift of George C. Calvert
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors