Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (歌川国芳)

Print: Hayashi Tanshirō Taketoshi (林丹四郎武俊) from the series
Heroes of the Great Peace (Taiheiki eiyuden - 太平記英勇傳)

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Dates: 1849,created
Dimensions: 9.75 in,14.375 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print

Signed: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga
Artist's seal: kiri
Publisher: Yamamotoya Heikichi
(Marks 595 - seal 04-007)
Censors: Mera and Murata

Related links: Manggha Centre of Japanese Art and Technology, Krakow;

Physical description:

Illustrated in color in Samurai Stars of the Stage and Beautiful Women: Kunisada and Kuniyoshi, Masters of the Color Woodblock Print by Hatje Cantz, Museum Kunstpalast, p. 191. There is also another very small colored reproduction of this print on page 270, #169.

Part of the text of this entry states: "This sheet shows the last heroic feat by the historical Hayashi Hanshirō Taketoshi. We see how he simultaneously strangles two opponents during the battle of Uchideno Hama. That same day, he fell at the side of his commander, Akechi Mitsuharu, an opponent of Toyotomi [Hideyoshi]."