Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (歌川国芳)

Print: Saitō Kuranoshin Toshikazu (菜籐内藏之進年員 - actually Saitō Toshizo [斎藤利三]),
#36 (三十六) from the series Heroes of the Great Peace (Taiheiki eiyūden - 太平記英勇傳)

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Dates: circa 1848 - 1849,created
Dimensions: 10.0 in,14.5 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print
Inscription: Signed: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga
Artist's seal: kiri
Publisher: Yamamotoya Heikichi
(Marks 595 - seal 04-007)
Censor seals: Mera and Murata
Number 36: 三十六

Related links: British Museum; Lyon Collection - related historically to the print of Saitō Toshimoto;

Physical description:

Saitō Toshizo (1534-82) was the lord of Ikuchiyama Castle in Tamba province. He was a vassal of the Akechi clan. In a struggle against Hideyoshi he was captured behind the enemy lines by Horio Mosuke and then executed.

The text on this page is by Ryūkatei Tanekazu (柳下亭種員: 1807-1858).


There is another copy of this print in the Museo Nazionale d'Arte Orientale.