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Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (aka Yoshitoshi), Japanese, (1839–1892)
Shima sakon Tomoyuki is Hit by Bullets in the Battle of Sekigahara, 1868
Ink on Paper
14 in. x 9 5/16 in. (355.6 mm x 236.54 mm)

Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Edo (Japan, 1615-1868)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer
Accession Number: 93.3.70

Alternate Title: Kaidai hyaku senso: Shima sakon Tomoyuki
Full Title: Yoshitoshi's Selection of One Hundred Warriors: Shima sakon Tomoyuki is Hit by Bullets in the Battle of Sekigahara, His Rosary Swinging in the Air

This image is published in "Beauty and Violence" fig. 22.5, p. 109, mono.

On mat, in pencil: Marer 458. Japanese text printed in the upper right area of the image. Signed: Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi hitsu. Censor's seal: Aratame and date (Tatsu-hachi) on single seal.

Colored ink woodblock on paper; oban.

Object Description
Meiji period Japanese color woodblock print with an image of a warrior. Shima Sakon Tomoyuki was once one of the principal kerai ('vassals') of Tsutsui Junkei (1549-84), later became a retainer of Ishida no Mitsunari (1560-1600), the most important figure on Toyotomi Hideyori's staff who fought against Tokugawa Ieyasu in the battle of Sekigahara in 1600. Here, Tomoyuki is hit by bullets in the battle of Sekigahara, his Buddhist rosary swinging in the air. The parallel to the gun battle for Ueno in 1868 would have been obvious, but not illegal.

Ohashi (Daikyodo).

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