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UTAGAWA YOSHIIKU

川芳幾

1833-1904

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Series Title:

Heroes from the Chronicles of the Taiheiki

太平記英勇傳

 Number 91

 九十一

 

Subject: Shimizu Muneharo

 清水長左衛門宗治

1537-1582

 

Date: 1867, 4th Month

Kei˘ 3

慶応3

 

Size: 9 3/4" x 7 1/4"

 

Publisher: Hiroya Kōsuke

広岡屋幸助

 

Signed: Ikkeisai Yoshiiku hitsu

一恵斎芳幾筆

 

There is another copy of this print

in the collection of the

Tokyo Metropolitan Library.

 

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Shimizu Muneharu (1537? -1582) was the son of the lord of Bingo province and joined the Mōri clan in 1576.

He is known for defending Takamatsu castle in 1582. Hideyoshi altered the course of the river to flood

the castle and still refused to surrender. After the delivery of the fortress, Hideyoshi asked for his

 suicide and Muneharu carried it out on his boat, in front of the enemy's army.

Represented as a great lord, he stands on top of a boat, watching the Takamatsu fortress flood.

The text is taken from a loose translation from Spanish

in a paper on the collection of the Universidad Zaragoza.

 

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