Kuniyoshi: Agematsu: Eda Genzô

Kuniyoshi: Agematsu: Eda Genzô

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Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title: Agematsu: Eda Genzô
Series: Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaidô Road
Date: 7/1852

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.
Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Yawataya Sakujirô
Literature: See Sarah Thompson’s “The Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaidô”, figure 39, page 94.
Seal: kiri
Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga