The story of Tamiya Bôtarô, from the series “New Selection of Eastern Brocade Pictures”.
Date: 1886
The boy Bôtarô watches his nurse Otsuji haul a bucket of water from the well. The child will eventually avenge the death of his father at the age of 17. Note the lush backdrop of lotus flowers and pumpkin blossoms. Also interesting is how attractive Otsuji seems and how sensual her pose is, although this story revolves around how steadfast and loyal she was to her charge.
Publisher: Tsunashima
Size: ôban diptych 36.3 x 49
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Scorch in one of the pumpkin leaves. With 3-colored cartouche. Untrimmed.
Sealed: Yoshitoshi
Inventory Number: YOT609