Kakine Torazô standing holding a pike beside a fallen ladder
Colour print from woodblocks. Ôban format.
Block-carver: Hori Ôta Tashichi.
Biographical text by Sanzantei Arindô (Sankanjin Kôrai).
Publisher: Iseki (Manyôdô). 02/1866.
From the series of 36 Biographies of modern men (Kinsei kyôgiden) published in 1865-6.
Like many gangsters this character sports spectacular tattoos.
Bequeathed by Dr Thomas Donald Kellaway, 2002