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Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (aka Yoshitoshi), Japanese, (1839–1892)
A fireman, looking left, holding the standard for district six, 1876
Ink on Paper
14 in. x 9 1/16 in. (355.6 mm x 230.19 mm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Meiji (Japan, 1869-1912)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer
Accession Number: 93.3.25


Alternate Title: Kaku daiku matoi kagami: Dai ichi daiku, rokuban gumi
Full Title: Firemen's Standards of All Great Districts: A fireman, looking left, holding the standard for district six.

Bibliography
This image is published in "The Bizarre Imagery of Yoshitoshi" fig. 5, p.32, mono.

Commentary
Honoring the firemen of district six:  A set of ten prints depicts the standards for the fire districts of Tokyo, the names of the neighborhoods are lsited behind the standardbearer.  Such print sets were probably ordered by the firemen to commemorate an event and to build morale. The heroic fireman here certainly looks vigilant.

Marks
On mat, in pencil: Marer 378. Japanese text printed all over the image. Description on verso of mat. Signed: Oju Yoshitoshi hitsu. Censor's seal: Aratame and date (Ushi-ni) on single seal.

Medium
Colored ink woodblock on paper; oban.

Object Description
Meiji period Japanese color woodblock print with an image of a man with an unidentified object.

Publisher
Okura Magobei.

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