Kiyochika: Captain Kani Ichita

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Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Title: Captain Kani Ichita
Series: Mirror of Army and Navy Heroes (Rikkai gunjin kômyô kagami)
Date: 1895

We feel the fortitude of Captain Kani Ichita as he stands in the rain during the assault on Two Dragon Hill at the siege of Port Arthur during the Sino-Japanese War. A week later he committed seppuku, because, due to dysentery, he was unable to fight to his fullest at the battle and he found his own weakness unforgivable. Considered the best design in the series.

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Backed, with narrow left margin.
Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Inoue Kichijirô
Seal: Artist’s seals
Signature: Kiyochika