The Story of Tamiya Botaro

by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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The Story of Tamiya Botaro by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Original Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Story of Tamiya Botaro

Series; A New Selection of Eastern Brocade Pictures

From Fuji Arts’ Curated Tokyo Collection - We recently acquired an especially fine collection in Tokyo with prints from the Edo, Meiji, and shin-hanga traditions. All the prints are fine, interesting examples in nice condition. We’re excited to offer our Tokyo Collection prints with the discerning collector in mind. Shop the collection this month, and watch for the “A Fuji Arts Curated Tokyo Collection Print” subtitle to locate and shop from this beautiful collection. Bid or “buy now” as these fine prints are hard to come by.

The Story of Tamiya Botaro - Handsome illustration based on the true story of Tamiya Botaro. While Botaro was a young child, a fencing master murdered his father, and the boy swore to avenge his father's death. He is shown here sitting alongside a pool bordered with lotus blossoms and leaves that tower above him, watching as his faithful nurse Otsuji lifts a bucket of water from a well. She wears a faintly embossed white robe, her long hair flowing loosely over her shoulders. When Botaro was imprisoned by the fencing master, who planned to murder him as well, Otsuji did penance under a waterfall, praying for the boy's release. She finally drowned herself so that the gods could take her soul in exchange for the boy's, and then he was released. At the age of seventeen, Botaro finally avenged his father's death. An attractive design from this poignant tale, with beautiful color and soft shading in the water and sky.

Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 18 7/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Two separate panels. Very slight soiling, a few small marks. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.

The Story of Tamiya Botaro by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
The Story of Tamiya Botaro by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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