Awesome portrait of the actor Sawamura Tossho
in the midst of a frenzied battle. With both hands he is holding his katana
over his head with a rotating jôdan no kamae
. It seems that musket bullets pervade the night sky. The sleeves of his kimono
are tied with a sash. In the background we can see fierce battling.
An expressive scene.
Beautiful sheet treating the subject Kyûdô
Artist: Toyohara Kunichika
(1835 - 1900)
Format: approx. 24 x 34 cm. (Oban
Year of publication: around 1868
Condition: Clean and cut sheet. Reinforced all over.
Colours: Brilliant and good.The image may slightly vary in colour to the original due to the photo/scan.