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Shikamatsu Kanroku Yukishige


Item code : DUM220

Artist Kuniyoshi Utagawa
Subject Samurai & Male
Series The Faithful Samurai
Format Oban (Vertical)
Size 23.7 x 35.4 cm
Date Mid 19th C.


Published in 1847-1848.

He was a skilled archer in the band and his family had been serving the Ako clan for generations. He spent much time to take care of his mother at that time and she worries if he would give up joining the uprising because of herself. She ended up hanging herself. In this picture he is wringing the water out of the cloth, and the dripping water reflects the Kanroku's grief to his mother's suicide. 

(Based on 'The Faithful Samurai' by David R. Weinberg)



Condition : Good       Impression : Very Good
Some pinholes. Paper trimmed. Minor stain on the top.