Comments - Subtitle: Fantastic sugoroku game board featuring scenes of samurai and noblemen who led successful lives. Sugoroku is a dice game similar to snakes and ladders that was popular with both adults and children. Players move around the board to reach the large goal in the center, which depicts an elderly nobleman enjoying an outing to view the cherry blossoms, surrounded by ladies-in-waiting. Several scenes on the bottom row feature Hiyoshimaru, the childhood name of the great Toyotomi Hideyoshi. At bottom center, Hiyoshimaru demands an apology from the robber Hachisuka Koroku on Yahagi Bridge after the brigand tripped over him a he slept at the foot of the bridge. Another image depicts the samurai Tadatsune killing a giant boar during the Shogun Minamoto no Yoritomo's hunt at the foot of Mt. Fuji. A fascinating, extra-large format design and a fun choice for a collector interested in classic Japanese games or famous samurai.
Artist - Nobukazu (1874 - 1944)
Image Size - 17 3/4" x 27" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Four attached panels. Horizontal and vertical folds. A few small repaired, slight creasing. Will be shipped folded. Please see photos for details.
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