Twenty-four Accomplishments in Imperial Japan: Torii Suneemon Katsutaka Leaving the Castle. 鳥居強右衛門勝高
This print portrays a soldier, Torii Suneemon, of the Okudaira clan in sixteenth century Japan. Suneemon’s clan were loyal to Oda Nobunaga, the Okudaira were under siege in the castle at Nagashino and Suneemon was tasked with sneaking out of the Yagyu Gate at night to alert Nobunaga to send support. The print is dominated by the verticals of the water-gate and by tripwires, connected to bells and strung by the enemy to alert them.
Condition: Print color saturation and overall condition is very good. Print is not backed.