Togo Ichidaiki - Interesting scene from the series "Togo Ichidaiki," about the play commonly known as "The Higashiyama Storybook," about a local mayor named Asakura Togo, which was based on a true story. To obtain much-needed tax relief for his impoverished village, Togo petitioned the shogun directly, bypassing the crooked governor Orikoshi Masatomo. As a result of his illegal act, he was sentenced to die by crucifixion, and returned as a ghost to haunt the governor. Subjects include the boatman Jinbei ferrying him across the river to see his family one last time, Togo presenting his petition outside the gates of the palace, his encounters with blind men at teahouse and a prisoner during his travels, and his crucifixion. Ichikawa Kodanji appears as Togo. A handsome series with expressive figures in nicely detailed settings.
Artist - Yoshitsuya (1822 - 1866)
Image Size - 13 1/2" x 9 1/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with nice detail as shown. A few wormholes, repaired. A couple creases, stain. Please see photos for details.