Yoshitoshi: Forest of Guns
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: Forest of Guns
Toyotomi kunkôki hyôsokabe hori no jin youchi no zu. Hyôsokabe attacheks the Hori’s encamptment at night, from Chronicles of the Toyotomi Clan. The forest of rifles and the large cannon, as well as the backpacks worn by the soldiers make this a challenge to piece together. The strange, almost 20th c.-looking dwellings in the far left distance also makes one wonder if this is a fantasy revenge design against foreign powers in a strange land.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Literature: Keyes 189.
Signature: Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi ga