Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Sanshu, Snow at Okazaki, Disposing of Lady Tsukiyama, No. 44
Series; Snow, Moon, Flowers
Sanshu, Snow at Okazaki, Disposing of Lady Tsukiyama, No. 44 - Lady Tsukiyama was married to Tokugawa Ieyasu to form a political alliance between their families. During the war for control of central Japan, she was accused of plotting with Takeda warriors against her own husband. Arrested for spying, she was eventually executed. This scene shows Lady Tsukiyama struggling with an attendant who tries to drag her into Okazaki Castle while another woman watches coldheartedly. The inset above shows Ieyasu on horseback next to the hollyhock banner of the Tokugawa Clan. Beautifully detailed with burnishing on the black obi fabric and wooden geta sandals, and embossing on the white kimono trim.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 12 3/4" x 8 3/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Vertical fold at side. Slight toning and soiling, a few spots. Please see photos for details.