Chōjū-giga, meaning "Animal Caricatures" is a famous set of four picture scrolls, or emakimono, belonging to Kōzan-ji temple in Kyoto, Japan. The Chōjū-giga scrolls are also referred to as the Scrolls of Frolicking Animals.
The images illustrate anthropomorphic rabbits and monkeys bathing and getting ready for a ceremony. A monkey thief runs from animals with sticks and knocks over a frog from the lively ceremony. Further on, the rabbits and monkeys are playing and wrestling while another group of animals participate in a funeral.
Here, this famous scroll has been printed on yarn-dyed aizome indigo fabric.
Size: 18 x 18 , 20 x20
Insert: Duck blend
Material: 100% Cotton (front), 100% Mohair (back)
All fabrics are either vintage or antique. Color variation and imperfections should be expected as they are consistent with age and use.