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Okubo Tadanori, 1560-1639, rescuing Tokugawa Ieyasu on the battlefield
Twenty-four Accomplishments in Imperial Japan
Alternative Title
Kokoku nijushiko: Okubo Hikozaemon Tadanori
Yoshitoshi, Tsukioka
Date Created and/or Issued
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Tsuda Genshichi
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College
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Claremont Colleges Library
Chikanobu and Yoshitoshi Woodblock Prints
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Back to back print. A warrior in armor carries another across his back from the battlefield. The battle behind him is represented by black, swirling clouds and red flashes. Okubo Hikozaemon (1560-1639) was one of Tokugawa Ieyasu's trusted generals and advisers. The episode in Yoshitoshi's picture is not mentioned in the brief biographies of Okubo in standard history books, but from the print's text by Ryutei Tanehiko II it is clear that the incident took place soon after Ieyasu's successful siege of Osaka castle. A temporary encampment was set up in Hirano village near Sumiyoshi in a temple building dedicated to Bodhisattva Jizo. The building came under fire, and Okubo risked his own life to carry his general to safety. For a moment death seemed certain, and Okubo expected that he was carrying his lord to paradise, but suddenly the danger was past. (Ref. Keyes, Roger, and George Kuwayama. "The Bizarre Imagery of Yoshitoshi: The Herbert R. Cole Collection," No. 46.
Armor (protective wear)
Time Period
Meiji (Japan, 1869-1912)
Wood-block Printing; Ink on Paper; 13 1/8 in. x 8 13/16 in. (333.38 mm x 223.84 mm)
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