Mirror of Famous Generals of Japan - Yoshitoshi designed this fantastic series of fifty-one prints of military heroes from 1876 to 1882. These dramatic images of famous warriors created a sensation with the Japanese public. Full of violence and intense emotions, Yoshitoshi's bold and innovative compositions tackled a historic subject using a modern style. His realism and drafting skill captured the important legacy of these national heroes at a time when Japan was struggling with the aftermath of the Satsuma Rebellion. Classic Yoshitoshi images, these dynamic prints are a great choice for collectors.
Hojo Tokiyori Standing in Snow, 1876 - Handsome scene of the Buddhist monk and former regent Hojo Tokiyori bidding goodbye to the wife of Tsuneyo as he leaves during a snowstorm. When the monk arrived unexpectedly at Tsuneyo's rather shabby home, the poor man and his wife treated the surprise visitor with as much honor as they could, even burning Tsuneyo's prized bonsai trees to cook a meal for him. The monk was actually the retired regent Hojo Tokiyori, who was disguised during an intelligence gathering mission. Tsuneyo's wife waves her hand from the far bank as snow falls heavily over the winter landscape. The wind blows Tokiyori's robe about him as he stands up to his ankles in snow. A great image from this famous story, with beautiful shading on the sky.
Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Image Size - 12 1/2" x 8 1/8"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A couple notations on reverse. Print as shown, margins trimmed. Please see photos for details.
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