by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Series; A New Selection of Eastern Brocade Pictures
Okubo Hikozaemon Carried to the Shogun's Castle in a Tub, 1886 - One of Tokugawa Ieyasu's most trusted generals and advisors, Okubo Hikozaemon is shown here being carried to the Shogun's castle in a wooden washtub suspended from a pole carried by two porters. He did this as a form of protest over the order prohibiting those below a certain rank from riding in palanquins. Bystanders laugh and point at the eccentric old man as he passes by in his unusual conveyance. A fascinating and well-known story from the life of this popular samurai. A wonderful Yoshitoshi print with expressive faces and characters. Includes a burnished checked pattern on Hikozaemon's light brown kimono, and burnishing on the black kimono at upper left and the chest carried by the footmen.
Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 18 7/8" + top margin as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Two attached panels. Horizontal centerfold. Slight thinning along vertical fold, slight thinning at corner and edge, repaired. Creasing, slight toning, slight soiling at edges. Please see photos for details.
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