Kuniyoshi: Miyamoto Musashi and Bat
Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title: Miyamoto Musashi and Bat
Series: Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaidô Road
Miyamoto Musashi is considered the greatest Japanese swordsman in history. He was the author of “The Book of Five Rings”, still in print today. Here we see Musahi on a primitive cable car-type device that was used to traverse ravines. He is being menaced by a giant bat, its sharp teeth bared.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Publisher: Kazusaya Iwazô
Literature: See Sarah Thompson’s “The Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaidô”, figure 67, page 151.
Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga