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'Demon hiding in the carp streamer' by Japanese painter Kyosai Kawanabe (1831-1889). via Tapestry from an Asteroid

'Demon hiding in the carp streamer' by Japanese painter Kyosai Kawanabe via Tapestry from an Asteroid

Demon with lantern, mokugyo ('wooden fish' temple gong) and club, looking at a frog by Kawanabe Kyosai (河鍋暁斎)

Demon with lantern, mokugyo ('wooden fish' temple gong) and club, looking at a frog by Kawanabe Kyosai (河鍋暁斎)

KAWANABE Kyosai 1878, Japan http://www.muian.com/muian04/04kyosai10797.jpg

The meaning of monkeys in Asian art is extremely complex, having to do with word play both between the sound of the word for monkey and the pictogram for i.