Arts and Designs of Japan
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Artist Yoshitoshi
Title #19 – The old warrior Tomobayashi Rokuro Mitsuhira
Yamato Shimbun #464
Series Kinsei Jimbutsushi - Lives of Modern People
Date April 25, 1888
Publisher Yamato Shimbunsha
Format Oban (9 3/8" X 13 7/8")
Comment Embossing on the cartouche, burnishing on the black armor; backed
Mitsuhira was a priest and a man of letters whose conferences were attended by many scholars. The Shogunate grew suspicious and had him arrested and beheaded.
Price $150.
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