This is the year of the Monkey on the Chinese calendar.

Sun Wukong, the Monkey King! I am a big fan, and he is a star in the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West, published in the 16th century. But I knew him best watching the TV production while living in China in the late 80’s. My wife was also born in the year of the Monkey! We’re aiming for a good year – Hope you are too.

Sun Wukong Battles Jade Rabbit (1889) by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Art: Sun Wukong Battles Jade Rabbit (1889) by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
from the series One Hundred Aspects of the Moon.

Copyright Trustees of the British Museum

 

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