Yoshitoshi - Police arresting the geisha Ohama and Okin

Yoshitoshi - Police arresting the geisha Ohama and Okin

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Tsukioka Yoshitoshi 

Police arresting the geisha Ohama and Okin for accidentally injuring an old man while galloping on horseback. No. 576. 

The Yūbin hōchi shinbun was a newspaper founded in June of 1873. In 1875, Yoshitoshi was hired to illustrate a wide variety of news subjects in full color. These prints were added as supplements, or furoku, for subscribers. This variety of print is referred to as Newspaper Nishiki-e" (新 聞 錦 絵, shinbun nishiki-e). The publisher of the Yūbin hōchi shinbun was likely motivated by the success of his competitor, the Tokyo Daily News (Tōkyō Nichinichi Shinbun) where Yoshitoshi's rival, Yoshiiku, was employed as an artist.

Date: 1875

Condition: Very good, margins as shown, fold down middle, not backed. 

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