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Soldiers and Warriors

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Yoshu Chikanobu (aka Chikanobu), Japanese, (1838–1912)
Bushu Moon over Ishihama, Taigyu Tower, Inuzaka Shino, 03/11/1885
Ink on Paper
12 11/16 in. x 8 5/16 in. (322.26 mm x 211.14 mm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Ballard
Accession Number: 93.6.72


Full Title: Snow, Moon, Flowers: No. 40 Bushu Moon over Ishihama, Taigyu Tower, Inuzaka Shino

Commentary
Back to back print with 93.6.73. No. 40.

Marks
Signed: “Yoshu Chikanobu hitsu” with red toshidama seal

Medium
Colored ink on paper; wood-block print.

Object Description
In the epic novel Nanso Satomi Hakkenden by Takizawa Bakin (1767-1848), eight warriors, whose names contain the character for "dog" (ken), are called upon to defend the Satomi family domain. Inuzaka Shino is shown on the verandah of the Taigyu Tower overlooking the bay at Ishihama.

Inset: Satomi daughter Princess Fuse and the dog Yatsufusa, to whom she was wed.

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

Publisher
Kobayashi Testujiro

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