Yoshitoshi: Picture of Kusunoki Masashige
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: Picture of Kusunoki Masashige
Series: New Selection of Eastern Brocade Pictures: SHINSEN AZUMA NISHIKIE
Kusunoki Masashige Sakuraieki ni isshi Masatsura ni ikun shite ketsubetsu suru no zu). A scene of the warrior Kusunoki Masashige (1294-1336) entrusting the fight against Ashikaga no Takauji to one of his sons, Masatsura (1326-48) and parting at the Sakurai Station. Masashige served Emperor Godaigo successfully and became a protector of Kawachi Province. However Masashige failed to fight against Ashikaga-no-Takauji’s uproar and entrusted his eldest son, Masatsura to lead his clan to bring a victory. Masashige sits on the chest in front of a large curtain with his family crest, a chrysanthemum.
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban diptych
Publisher: Tsunashima Kamekichi
Seal: carver’s seal: Yamamoto tô
Signature: Ôju Yoshitoshi ga with a red seal ” Yoshitoshi no in”