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Nobukazu (1872 - 1944)

Hachiman Taro at Gosannen Battle

Medium: Woodblock Print
Date: 1896
Size (H x W): 13.5 x 27 (inches)
Publisher: Sakaguchi Chujiro
Seals: Yosai
Signature: Oju Yosai Nobukazu hitsu
Condition: Good color and impression, light mat mark, light crease, surface soiling and wear, small pieces of tape on reverse.



The story goes that Hachiman Taro foresaw a hiding enemy, waiting to launch their ambush, by watching the flight of geese.

About the artist

Nobukazu Watanabe was a woodblock print artist active during the during the late 19th century. A student of Chikanobu Toyohara, Nobukazu worked across a variety of genres, from senso-e (war prints) depicting the Sino-Japanese War (1894-1895) to scenes of Meiji-period modernization. He used the go Yosai. His prints can be found in the collections of institutions worldwide, including the Victoria & Albert in London and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.