Comments - Intriguing triptych showing the legendary rebuilding of Kiyosu Castle in three days under the direction of Kinoshita Tokichiro (the future Toyotomi Hideyoshi). At lower left, dozens of men push carts of timber across the bridge to the castle, which is covered with scaffolding. At bottom center, Hideyoshi kneels before Lord Oda Nobunaga, who sits astride a dappled horse at right, surrounded by his retainers and a falconer. To circumvent censorship rules, here the protagonists are called Lord Ota Harunaga and Nakaura Sarukichiro. An amazing wealth of detail in this panoramic image.
Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Image Size - 14" x 29 1/8" + top margin as shown
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Three separate panels. Large tear and thinning at edges, a few wormholes, repaired. Wrinkling, slight rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details.