Kuniyoshi: Monk Tokiyori at Saimyôji Temple

Utagawa Kuniyoshi

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Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title: Monk Tokiyori at Saimyôji Temple
Date: 1843

Tokiyori, The Saimyôji monk (Saimyôji toki yori nyûdô). We see an actor as Saimyöji, who is dressed for travel and holds what looks like a traveling hat. Behind him are beautiful abstract decorations. Hôjô Tokiyori was an important figure during the Kamakura era, who became a monk and passed his political position on to his successor. He then often traveled around the country checking up on the conditions of the populace, a custom well known from Chinese lore.

Condition:  Very good impression, color and condition. 
Dimensions: ôban
Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga


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