Yamato no Orochi - An enormous eight-headed, eight-tailed Japanese dragon, so huge that it's body stretched over eight hills and eight valleys. Susanoo, the god of the sea and storms, kills the dragon by getting each head drunk, then hacking the dragon to pieces.
Colour woodblock print, triptych. Princess Takiyasha summoning a skeleton spectre to frighten Mitsukuni at her father Taira Masakado's ruined palace at Soma. Signed, sealed, marked and inscribed. (Middle)