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Edo Pop Swaps: Big Dog

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Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Inuzaka Keno (detail), c. 1852


I am a Kabuki actor, playing one of eight legendary warriors born under the dog god. In this musha-e (warrior tale) I’m disguised in a woman’s shibori kimono, though my red body armor foreshadows a night of bloody revenge. Just wait till after dark.

Gender blur
Red Riding Hood’s Grandma
Full moons
Palindromic deities

Stop by the MIA the week of December 4 to pick up your Big Dog trading card. Collect a free new card each week of the “Edo Pop: The Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints” exhibition. Or buy the complete set at the Museum Shop.

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