|Stockno.:||22-267_1||Artist:||Tsukioka Yoshitoshi 月岡芳年 (1839-1892)||Description: ||No. 13, Lay Priest Tokiyori of Saimyō-ji Temple (Saimyō-ji Tokiyori nyūdō),from the series Mirrors of famous commanders of great Japan (Dai Nippon meishō kagami). Published by Funazu Chūjirō in 1878.
Hōjō Tokiyori (1227-63) was a regent during the Kamakura period, known for his humane and exemplary rule. In 1256 he retired to the temple mentioned in the title: Saimyōji. He travelled hiding his identity, in order to observe the living conditions of the people. ||Signed:||ōju Yoshitoshi hitsu, Taiso seal. ||Size:||Oban tate-e||Condition:||Very good impression, colour and condition. Album backing. ||Price:||Euro 475||Reference:||Beauty and Violence, cat no. 27 |