spider princess and supernatural creatures

kunichika (1835 – 1900)
terrific triptych of two women and a group of samurai surrounded by supernatural creatures. an enormous toad sits behind the samurai at left while a large snail peers over the shoulder of the women warrior sitting below him. at right a princess reads from a scroll with a large spider sitting on it as the samurai below her shines a lantern up at her. below, a giant bat flies into the scene.
71x34cm (excl frame)