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Okura Koto, Japanese, d. late 19th c.
Spirit of Japan/Nihon Tamashii: Captain Sakamoto Shosa, Commander of Battleship Akogi, 1895
Woodblock print on paper
9 5/16 x 9 5/16 in. (23.65 x 23.62 cm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Woodblock print
Credit Line: Purchased by the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Prints
Accession Number: 2021.1.15


Full Title: Tokaido Fifty-three Stations Spirit of Japan/Nihon Tamashii: Captain Sakamoto Shosa, Commander of Battleship Akogi

Commentary
From the series "Ni hon Tamashii" ("Spirit of Japan"). Commander of the battle ship Akogi, captain
Shosa Sakamoto, is standing next to a firinu cannon surrounded by smokes and leading the naval
battle in the Yellow Sea.

Marks
Signature "Koto". Artist's seal.

Medium
Woodblock print. Left cartouche is embossed. Burnished. "Gofun" for the smoke.

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