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Yoshu Chikanobu (aka Chikanobu), Japanese, (1838–1912)
Eastern Brocades: No. 18 Kato Kiyomasa, 10/1886, no day indicated
Ink on Paper
13 1/8 in. x 9 1/8 in. (333.38 mm x 231.78 mm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Ballard
Accession Number: 93.6.4


Commentary
Back to back print with 93.6.5. No. 18.

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

Medium
Colored ink on paper; wood-block print.

Object Description
The warrior Kato Kiyomasa (1562-1611) rescuing women from the ruins of Fushimi Castle after an earthquake struck the Kyoto area on 05 September 1596. (See Plate 15 for biographical information on Kiyomasa) More than 500 people were killed when the castle tower and walls collapsed. Kiyomasu brought many of the women to safety in the castle gardens.

Inset: Boys practicing martial arts.

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

Publisher
Kobayashi Testujiro

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