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Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (aka Yoshitoshi), Japanese, (1839–1892)
Sakura Sogoro Leaving His Family, 1885
Ink on paper
14 1/16 x 18 11/16 in. (35.72 x 47.47 cm)

Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Meiji (Japan, 1869-1912)
Credit Line: Gift of Jean Marshall Cates '37
Accession Number: 2013.20.6

Villagers near Edo suffered from famine. Their headman Sakura Sogo wanted to support them, left his family and made the illegal request for support to the Shogun. The appeal was accepted but the family was condemned to death. The execution occurred in 1653.

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ink on paper

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