The Shogun Hunting Boar at Koganehara, 1889

by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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

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

Series; Flowers of Edo in Old times

The Shogun Hunting Boar at Koganehara, 1889 - Terrific illustration of a boar hunt at Koganehara (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.

Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Image Size - 13 7/8" x 27 1/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. A few small holes, repaired. Slight toning, soiling, and creasing. Please see photos for details.

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

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