The Shogun Hunting Boar at Koganegahara, 1889

by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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The Shogun Hunting Boar at Koganegahara, 1889 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Shogun Hunting Boar at Koganegahara, 1889

Series; Flowers of Edo in Old Times

The Shogun Hunting Boar at Koganegahara, 1889 - Terrific illustration of a boar hunt at Koganegahara (Kogane Plain), with the shogun seated on a gray horse at right, watching as his retainers prepare to down a large wild boar. The enraged animal snarls and leaps in the air under a shower of arrows as the archers approach, hitting their target several times. Rabbits, foxes, and deer scatter across the field as beaters on foot drive the animals into a fenced enclosure where archers pursue them on horseback. A viewing pavilion is set atop a stepped mound in the center, a large fringed standard fluttering in the air above and another flying at left. A fantastic scene filled with action and wonderful detail. Includes burnishing on the black scabbards and the black collar of the mounted samurai at right.

Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Image Size - 13 3/4" x 27 5/8" + top margin as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three attached panels, backed with paper. Light lines where backing papers meet. Vertical folds. Slight separation at ends of fold, repaired. Slight soiling, a few creases and small marks. Please see photos for details. Good overall.

The Shogun Hunting Boar at Koganegahara, 1889 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
The Shogun Hunting Boar at Koganegahara, 1889 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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