Toyotomi’s Record of Achievements: Kinoshita Leading Construction of Sunomata Castle in One Night

by Toshinaka (1868 - 1934)

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Toyotomi’s Record of Achievements: Kinoshita Leading Construction of Sunomata Castle in One Night by Toshinaka (1868 - 1934)

Original Toshinaka (1868 - 1934) Japanese Woodblock Print
Toyotomi’s Record of Achievements: Kinoshita Leading Construction of Sunomata Castle in One Night

Comments - Fantastic triptych showing the construction of Sunomata Castle in one night under the direction of Kinoshita Tokichiro (the young Toyotomi Hideyoshi). Dozens of men at work by torchlight on scaffolding covering the building. At left, Hideyoshi bows before Lord Nobunaga, who stands proudly in the center, surrounded by his retainers. Smoke billows from two bonfires on either side, filling the sky with an eerie pink glow. More workers labor in a temporary lumberyard at right, moving planks of wood. Hideyoshi has pre-constructed sections of the wooden walled fortress built so that the assembly took place very quickly, giving the impression of it being done overnight, which greatly impressed his master, Lord Nobunaga. In this depiction, the walls are made of stone, however, making the feat seem even more incredible. A terrific atmospheric image from this legendary tale, with a dramatic composition. A stunning triptych and a great choice for a samurai enthusiast.

Artist - Toshinaka (1868 - 1934)

Image Size - 13 3/4" x 27 7/8"

Condition - Excellent color and detail. Slight thinning along vertical fold at side, repaired.

Toyotomi’s Record of Achievements: Kinoshita Leading Construction of Sunomata Castle in One Night by Toshinaka (1868 - 1934)
Toyotomi’s Record of Achievements: Kinoshita Leading Construction of Sunomata Castle in One Night by Toshinaka (1868 - 1934)
Toyotomi’s Record of Achievements: Kinoshita Leading Construction of Sunomata Castle in One Night by Toshinaka (1868 - 1934)

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