The woodblock print of UKIYO-E(浮世絵) picture
Title: Abeno no Munetō , Hachiman Taro Yoshiie, Mikawa Zenshi no Musume Nareginu. (A daughter of the former official of Mikawa with ordinary clothes)
Abeno no Munetō (right)
Hachiman Taro Yoshiie (middle),
and Mikawa Zenshi no Musume (left)
Artist: Kuniyoshi Utagawa (1798 - 1861)
Size: A set of three panels (large size)
Publisher: Hikotarō Fujiokaya
Produced around 1844
Material: Japanese traditional paper
Comment: A set of three panels printed with wood engravings. The motif is based on a narrative of Yoshiie Minamoto, commonly known Hachiman Taro Yoshiie, a military commander in the late Heian period (the 11th - 12th century) cutting a go board with his sword.
Yoshiie jumped across a trench with a stick projecting behind in a cow carrige, and went into a balcony for trysting with a woman (Mikawa Zenshi no Musume).
A servant of the house noticed him and tried to make him stumbled on a go board. Yoshiie jumped over it, drawing his sword, and cut off the edge of the board.
Size of a paper
Width 25 cm
Length 36 cm
(Size of a paper)
A piece at the edge of paper is torn or got thin.