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Eastern Brocades: No. 20 Princess Sarashina

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Chikanobu Yoshu, Japanese, (1838–1912)
Eastern Brocades: No. 20 Princess Sarashina, 04/01/1886
Ink on Paper
13 1/8 in. x 9 3/16 in. (333.38 mm x 233.36 mm)

Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Meiji (Japan, 1869-1912)
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Ballard
Accession Number: 93.6.8

Alternate Title: Azuma nishiki chuya kurabe: Sarashina-hime

Back to back print, with 93.6.9.

Signed: “Yoshu Chikanobu hitsu” with red toshidama seal

Colored ink on paper; wood-block print.

Object Description
Sarashina-hime was the courageous daughter of a retainer to Murakami Yoshikiyo (1501-1573) and was married to the samurai Aiki Morinosuke. Another family member with evil intentions tried to attack Princess Sarashina when she was doing religious austerities, but she was able to overcome him and his fellow assailants.

Inset: Murakami Yoshikiyo, daimyo of Kuzo, in Shinano Province.

For more information, please refer to the Chikanobu exhibition catalogue.

Kobayashi Testujiro

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