Asakura Togo Presenting His Petition, 1861

by Yoshitsuya (1822 - 1866)

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Asakura Togo Presenting His Petition, 1861 by Yoshitsuya (1822 - 1866)

Original Yoshitsuya (1822 - 1866) Japanese Woodblock Print
Asakura Togo Presenting His Petition, 1861

Series; Togo Ichidaiki, 1861

Togo Ichidaiki - Interesting scene from the series "Togo Ichidaiki" from the kabuki play commonly known as "The Higashiyama Storybook," a drama about a local mayor named Asakura Togo, which was based on a true story. To obtain much-needed tax relief for his impoverished village, Togo petitioned the shogun directly, bypassing the crooked governor Orikoshi Masatomo. As a result of his illegal act, he was sentenced to die by crucifixion, and returned as a ghost to haunt the governor. Subjects include the boatman Jinbei ferrying him across the river to see his family one last time, Togo presenting his petition outside the gates of the palace, and his encounters with blind men at teahouse and a prisoner during his travels. Ichikawa Kodanji appears as Togo. A handsome series with expressive figures in nicely detailed settings.

Artist - Yoshitsuya (1822 - 1866)

Image Size - 13 1/4" x 9" + margins as shown

Condition - Good color and detail. Light creasing throughout. Some prints have a couple repairs or folds.

Asakura Togo Presenting His Petition, 1861 by Yoshitsuya (1822 - 1866)
Asakura Togo Presenting His Petition, 1861 by Yoshitsuya (1822 - 1866)

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