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Soldiers and Warriors

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Yoshu Chikanobu (aka Chikanobu), Japanese, (1838–1912)
Eastern Brocades: No. 36 Ushiwakamaru, 10/20/1886
Ink on Paper
12 11/16 in. x 8 3/16 in. (322.26 mm x 207.96 mm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Ballard
Accession Number: 93.6.97


Commentary
Back to back print with 93.6.97. No. 37.

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

Medium
Colored ink on paper; wood-block print.

Object Description
The young noble (onzoshi) called Ushiwakamaru, who would later be known as the great warrior Minamoto no Yoshitsune (1159-1189), traveled to Mutsu Province, in the north of the main island, where he sought lodgings one night in a cottage. When the owner Ise no Saburo Yoshimori returned, he immediately pledged allegiance to Ushiwakamaru because of family connections to the Genji clan. Yoshimori would become one of Yoshitsune's loyal generals in the Genpei Wars.

Inset: Yoshimori.

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

Publisher
Kobayashi Testujiro

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