The Story of Otomi and Yosaburô.
Date: 1885
At right is Yosaburô, a petty criminal, who wears his head wrapped in a scarf to cover the knife marks inflicted by a gangster whose girlfriend he once had an affair with. At left is Kômoriyasu (“Yasu the Bat”), Yosaburô’s parter in crime, who is here pointing with his finger. Please note that although this work has been sold as of 2017, we have another example of this design.
Publisher: Tsunashima Kamekichi
Size: ôban diptych
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Untrimmed and unbacked sheets.
Sealed: Yoshitoshi
Inventory Number: YOT315