Kuniyoshi: Hayano Wasuke Tsunenari, one of the 47 Ronin

Utagawa Kuniyoshi

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Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title: Nakamura Masaatsu warding of a container of hot ashes.
Series: Stories of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Samurai (Seichû gishi den)
Date: Circa 1850

Hayano Wasuke Tsunenari probes a laquered woven box with his spear to check for hidden enemies. An overturned sleeping pillow nearby shows that they have arrived in the middle of the night. This series offers portraits of the 47 Ronin during their night attack to avenge the honor of their late lord.

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Ebiya Rinnosuke
Signature: Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga


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