Kakine Torazô standing holding a pike beside a fallen ladder

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Colour print from woodblocks. Ôban format.
Block-carver: Hori Ôta Tashichi.
Biographical text by Sanzantei Arindô (Sankanjin Kôrai).
Publisher: Iseki (Manyôdô). 02/1866.
Keyes 147-28

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From the series of 36 Biographies of modern men (Kinsei kyôgiden) published in 1865-6.

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Like many gangsters this character sports spectacular tattoos.

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Bequeathed by Dr Thomas Donald Kellaway, 2002
P.208-2002


The Fitzwilliam Museum : Introduction

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