ORIGINAL JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT BOOK; YOSHITOSHI: BIOGRAPHIES OF MODERN HEROES (Kinsei Kyogiden). FORMAT: Koban Tate-e (5.8 x 8.3 inches). SERIES: Biographies of Modern Heroes (Kinsei Kyogiden). CONDITION: No holes or rips but some foxing and stains from age. Kinsei Kyogiden; a series of 36 Complete Stories (prints), is one of Yoshitoshi’s earliest series. This series shows leading figures in a violent feud between two gambling rings in Shimôsa province (now part of Chiba prefecture) in 1849, led by Iioka Sukegorô and Hanzô. These anti-establishment figures were heroic figures in the popular culture of the time. As with many of Yoshitoshi’s prints in the violent and unsettled times of the mid to late 1860s, the series is full of blood and gore. Offered here from my personal 30 year collection is an a book highlighting all 36 woodblock prints plus title page from Yoshitoshi’s Biographies of Modern Heroes Series. Please contact me with any questions. The item “JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT BOOK YOSHITOSHI BIOGRAPHIES OF MODERN HEROES” is in sale since Monday, July 16, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Prints”. The seller is “runwithme” and is located in Worcester, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: Japan
- Age: 1917
- Primary Material: Paper
- Maker: Yoshitoshi
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original