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Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (aka Yoshitoshi), Japanese, (1839–1892)
Obata Sukerokuro Nobuyo Commits Harakiri, 1868
Ink on Paper
14 5/16 in. x 9 11/16 in. (363.54 mm x 246.06 mm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Fred Marer
Accession Number: 93.3.130


Full Title: Yoshitoshi's Selection of One Hundred Warriors: Obata Sukerokuro Nobuyo Commits Harakiri

Marks
Japanese text printed in the upper right area of print. Signed: Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi hitsu. Censor's seal: Aratame and date (Tatsu) on single seal.

Medium
Colored ink woodblock on paper.

Object Description
Edo period color woodblock print with an image of a man committing suicide: Obata Sukerokuro Nobuyo, brave young faithful warrior of Ishida (landlord). Ishida lost the war and Nobuyo spied among friends and enemies to discover the fate of his master, Ishida. Nobuyo was captured by the enemy. However, he was released because of his bravery. He then went to the Buddhist Temple and committed hari-kiri.

Publisher
Ohashi (Daikyodo).

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