Yawata: Archer and Rainbow
Date: 5/1852
Yawata Saburô and his companion Ômi Kotôda are assassins sent to kill a powerful lord on a hunting party. We see Yawata removing his hat as he grasps his bow from a perch on a rock. We see the banners of a hunting party and Kotôda pointing them out, below. Somewhat anachronistic is the rainbow in the sky amidst the light rain, as well as the lily flowers growing from under the rock. The story is from “The Tale of the Soga Brothers”, a classic story.
Publisher: Hayashiya Shôgorô
Size: ôban
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Tiny imperfection in sky block is also in MFA print.
Sealed: kiri
Inventory Number: KUY437