Yoshitoshi: Picture of the Duel between Miyamoto Musashi and Tsukahara Bokuden (Musashi Tsukahara shiai no zu)
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: Picture of the Duel between Miyamoto Musashi and Tsukahara Bokuden (Musashi Tsukahara shiai no zu)
Series: New Selection of Eastern Brocade Pictures: SHINSEN AZUMA NISHIKIE
The young Miyamoto Musashi fights with the old master Tsukamoto Bokuden, who lived isolated in a mountain hut. Bokuden catches Musashi’s wooden sword with a wooden lid of an iron pot. Tsukamoto’s famous swords are hung on the humble hook on the wall, which are made out of tree branches.
Condition: Excellent color. Very good impression and condition. Two sheets are attached, yet prints are unbacked. Red transfer in window and slight discoloration in snow at left.
Dimensions: ôban diptych
Publisher: Tsunashima Kamekichi
Seal: carver’s seal: Yata
Signature: Yoshitoshi ga with a red seal “Yoshitoshi”