The beginnings of a backpiece. I'm very honoured to have had Kevin ask me to do his back. He has chosen Kamada Matahachi as his inspiration. In this scene Matahachi is seen fighting a monstous nekomata in the mountainous region of Ise province.  Matahachi was know as a strong man killing numerous Yokai monsters. Many of the great ukiyo-e artist have done several paintings depicting Kamada battling creatures. We have chosen this woodblock by Kuniyoshi for the reference

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