Yoshitoshi: Warrior monk Daizenbô
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Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)
The old warrior monk Daizenbô summons a ship to help the boy Hino Kumawakamaru escape from Sado Island after he had avenged the death of his father Hino Suketomo.
Title: Hino Kumawakamaru
Series: Yoshitoshi musha burui (Yoshitoshi's Courageous Warriors)
Signature: Taiso Yoshitoshi ga
Publisher: Kobayashi Tetsujirô, Tokyo
Date: Meiji 18 (1885)
Size: Vertical Ôban, 33.2 x 22.2 cm (image)
Excellent impression and colours. Unbacked, wide margins. Paper a little toned and brittle in margins, a few small paper defects. Overall still very good condition.
From the early second edition, published in the same year as the first edition, with two-coloured series cartouche and the publisher's round seal "Tetsu" at lower left margin. Van den Ing/Schaap, Beauty and Violence, no. 44.14, on the editions cf. ibid. p. 65. Cf. in this edition also National Diet Library info:ndljp/pid/1302770; British Museum no. 1906,1220,0.1500; LACMA M.84.31.221.