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Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (歌川国芳)

Print: Shirafuji Hikoshichirō (白藤彦七郎) from the A Hundred Stories of Military Valour (Buyū hyaku den - 武勇百傳)

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Dates: circa 1836,created
Dimensions: 9.75 in,14.25 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print
Inscription:

Signed: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画
Publisher: Fujiokaya Hikatarō
(Marks 062 - seal 22-014)
Censor's seal: kiwame

Related links: British Museum; Waseda University; Image from a Shinto festival at Morioka; British Museum - a different, later Kuniyoshi print, but of the same subject;

Physical description:

The British Museum web site describes this print as: "Shirafuji Hikoshichiro lifting a struggling white horse onto his shoulders; Ashikaga Takauji about to enter Fukkaiji Temple in the background."

Illustrated in Ukiyo-e dai musha-e ten - 浮世絵大武者絵展 - (The Samurai World in Ukiyo-e), edited by Yuriko Iwakiri, Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, 2003, #42, p. 174.

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In Heroes of the Grand Pacification: Kuniyoshi's Taiheiki Eiyū Den it says "The print of Shirafuji Hikoshichirō lifting a horse onto his shoulders as he pursues Ashikaga Takauji alludes to the surprise attack on Hideyoshi by Shiōden Masataka..."