Artist: Kuniyoshi UtagawaTitle: Trouble at SadoPublisher: WatanabeDate: Showa era printing from recarved woodblocksMedium: Japanese Woodblock PrintSize: oban, 15.5 x 10.5 inches
THE SOLITARY FIGURE OF NICHIREN, sent into exile by the regent Hojo Tokumune in 1271, fights he way up a snow-covered mountain slope near Tsukahara on Sado Island. Snow falls from a dark sky. This one of Kuniyoshi's best-known prints. "Difficulty at Sado," was very popular in Kuniyoshi's time and today is considered one of the finest landscape prints of the Edo-era by any artist.
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