Subject: From the series Shôtoku Taishi go-ichidaiki - Biography of Prince Shôtoku. People stopping to admire the gourd that miraculously appeared at the time of the birth of Prince Shôtoku (572 - 621), with it's guardian snake and a horse nibbling the leaves. (title in upper margin)
Format: Oban yoko-e: 10" x 14.75" approx
Publisher: Jôshû-ya Jûzô
Condition: Full size with good margins. Some creasing. A professionally restored margin on left. Paper slightly thinned on right. Minor marks and flaws. Generally good state, unfortunately the scan doesn't do this print justice it's quite stunning..
Provenance / Published: From the Collection of the late B.W.Robinson, author of Kuniyoshi, The Warrior Prints. Published - See Robinson: S14.1 and plate 11, where this impression is used for a full page illustration.