Kuniyoshi: Warriors in the Rain

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Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title: Warriors in the Rain
Series: Mirror of Famous Names of Our Country (Honchô kômei kagami)
Date: 1855

Two warriors holding torches check beneath the curtain of an establishment, their expressions fierce and focused. Rain falls around them. Graphically, this would not be out of place in a 20th century comic book.

Condition: Good impression, color and condition. Stains and repairs and center fold.
Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Jôjshû-ya Kinzô
Literature: Unlisted in Robinson; series is listed in the supplement as series S87a.
Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga