KUNIYOSHI - Samurai - Woodblock Print Picture Book - 47 Ronin
Original and rare, Taisho Period Kuniyoshi Japanese Woodblock Print Picture Book (Ehon)
Artist: KUNIYOSHI UTAGAWA (1797-1861)
Date: Taisho Period, 9th year, 1920
Publisher: YOSHIKAWA Kobunkan
Title: Seichu Gishiden (Stories of true loyalty of the faithful samurai) (these are actual woodblock print picture re-strikes from his famous series of the Edo Period)
Description: 100% Japanese genuine & authentic woodblock print picture book from the Taisho Period. Very good colors and impressions. Thick woodblock print picture book, LOADED with great Samurai Ronin woodblock print artwork! 49 Ronin Samurai pictures in all! The remaining pages are kanji text pages detailing the adjoining samurai pictured and the context of the scene portrayed. Condition is very good with some mild wear, mostly on the front cover. Please see and judge from photos.
Size of woodblock print picture book (closed): 24.3 cm x 16.6 cm x 1.8 cm thick
This is a fantastic woodblock print picture book full of Kuniyoshi's superb samurai artwork & his classic pictorial depiction of the 47 Ronin; many of which are highly entertaining action scenes. It would make a great addition to any samurai aficionado's library, to the fan of Japanese history, or any Kuniyoshi artist devotee!
If, for any reason, buyer is dissatisfied with any product it may be returned for an exchange or full refund.