Kuniyoshi: Agematsu: Eda Genzô
Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title: Agematsu: Eda Genzô
Series: Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaidô Road
Eda Genzô has climbed a tree and sees the glowing lanterns of an approaching attack force, disguised as pilgrims as they enter the city of Kyoto. The name Agematsu can be interpreted as “up a pine tree”, so there is also wordplay at play here. This story is also from the life of Yoshitsune, always a fertile source for Kuniyoshi.
Condition: Excellent impression and color; very good condition. Faint horizontal fold in center.
Publisher: Yawataya Sakujirô
Literature: See Sarah Thompson’s “The Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaidô”, figure 39, page 94.
Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga