Arts and Designs of Japan
August Selection August 2017

Artist Chikanobu
Title Depiction of the stabbing of seven people at the Sugidoya in the New Yoshiwara in Edo
Date August 1880
Publisher Yamamura Kinsaburo
Format Oban triptych (28 3/4" X 14 1/2")
Comment This print depicts an historic event. A young man from Fukushima, Tokunaga Bin, attacked and killed seven people in a brothel on July 23, 1879. A very rare subject for Chikanobu, who is much better known for his elegant designs of beautiful women.
Price $375.
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