1855 Japanese Samurai Lord Toyotomi Hideyoshi Tokugawa Osaka Castle Illustrated

Utagawa Kuniyoshi

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A rare, 19th century Japanese woodblock print of “Taikouki”. Taikouki is a biography describing the life of Taihe Toyotomi Hideyoshi, a Japanese samurai and daimyo (lord) considered the second “Great Unifier” of Japan following Nobunaga and preceding the Tokugawa Shogunate. Hideyoshi left a legacy including Osaka Castle, the Tokugawa class systems, the restriction of weapons, and the construction and restoration of many temples some of which are still visible in Kyoto. This book is a classic Edo era picture book describing and illustrating Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s life illustrated by Utagawa Kuniyoshi! The woodblock prints began being made in 1855 and were completed in 1884. The images and text focus primarily on the military with detailed accuracy on armor, weapons, family crests, interiors, and more!

 

This rare biography is written in a column handwritten format with furigana for easier reading and includes illustrations of samurai duels, siege battles, castles, court meetings, scenery and more!

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1855 Japanese Samurai Lord Toyotomi Hideyoshi Tokugawa Osaka Castle Illustrated

 

A rare, 19th century Japanese woodblock print of “Taikouki”. Taikouki is a biography describing the life of Taihe Toyotomi Hideyoshi, a Japanese samurai and daimyo (lord) considered the second “Great Unifier” of Japan following Nobunaga and preceding the Tokugawa Shogunate. Hideyoshi left a legacy including Osaka Castle, the Tokugawa class systems, the restriction of weapons, and the construction and restoration of many temples some of which are still visible in Kyoto. This book is a classic Edo era picture book describing and illustrating Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s life illustrated by Utagawa Kuniyoshi! The woodblock prints began being made in 1855 and were completed in 1884. The images and text focus primarily on the military with detailed accuracy on armor, weapons, family crests, interiors, and more!

 

This rare biography is written in a column handwritten format with furigana for easier reading and includes illustrations of samurai duels, siege battles, castles, court meetings, scenery and more!

 

Item number: #16814

Price: $1500

 

Utagawa Kuniyoshi

 

Illustrated Biography of Toyotomi Hideyoshi (Ehon Toyotomi Kunkoki Sanhen) 繪本豊臣勲功記(えほんとよとみくんこうき)

 

[Edo]: Ansei [1855]

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 10 volumes
  • References:
    • Iwanami, Kokusho So Mokuroku 112414;
    • Waseda University # 13 02209 1-90
    • Keio University, Japanese Culture Through Rare Books
  • Language: Japanese
  • Binding: Softcover; tight and secure
  • Size: ~8.75in X 6.25in (22.5cm x 15.5cm)
  • Very rare and desirable

 

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16814

Categories

Military & War

Asia, Africa, & Middle Eastern

Authors

Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

Other

Binding

Softcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete