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Senshō  (a day for official business)
  • Utagawa Kuniyoshi
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Senshō (a day for official business), 1860, 10th month, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • 六様性國芳自慢 Rokuyōsei Kuniyoshi jiman (Six Conditions of Nature, Kuniyoshi's Pride)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 362 x 243 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 1/4 x 9 9/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Museum purchase: Patrons and Benefactors Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1975.0008
Label Text

Inagawa Yoshimoto (1519-1560) fighting two samurai in his last fight at Okehazama, where he was defeated by Oda Nobunaga. Yoshimoto's face appears in the middle of a crowded composition. He is fighting, face on, another warrior, who wears green, of whom we only see the back. Three figures huddled closely together, probably fighting. Banner decorated with the pawlonia crest is in the background.