Utagawa Toyonobu (歌川豊宣), 1859–1886

Shinsen Taikōki (新撰太閤記) - Newly Selected Records of Taikō, also Newly Biography of Taikō

Toyonobu's woodblock print series "Shinsen Taikōki" illustrates significant events in the life of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, a Japanese military commander and politician who has contributed significantly to the unification of modern Japan after the ongoing Sengoku civil wars. In addition to Oda Nobunaga and Tokugawa Ieyasu he is considered in Japan as one of the three "great unifiers".

Shown are scenes from the life of Hideyoshi from his early childhood to the height of his power in the early 1590s, when he resigned as kanpaku and adopted the title taikō. His last years, the campaigns against Korea and his death are not shown.

Of the currently known prints (as of 10/2019) 46 are designed as ōban diptychs. Four scenes are hexaptychs and one is designed as a tetraptych. In addition, there is another diptych, which depicts the siege of a castle, contains no text cartridge for description and can’t be assigned to any of the known prints as multi-sheet composition (see No. 51). Whether additional sheets with a text cartridge have been produced for this print is unclear.

One of the diptych dates from 1885, three date from 1884, two have forgotten the date, one print has only the "10" printed for the year, and the one-digit number of the date was obviously forgotten when cutting the printing plate; all others are from different months of the year 1883.

The to the series belonging mokuroku (table of contents) has no date; thus it remains unclear whether it was made before, during or only after the completion of the prints. It describes a total of 50 episodes from the life of Hideyoshi in two rows. The two rows themselves are each divided into a descriptive image title and a short explanatory text above. The descriptive captions are not repeated in the text cartouches of the prints themselves; the assignment of the prints to the order given in the table of contents results from the respective text cartridges and the scenes shown.

As apart from the unassignable diptych 51 stations from Hideyoshi's life are shown, at least one station is not included in the table of contents. However, this can be chronolocially arranged in the image sequence due to the scene shown (see No. 31 a).

The series was published by 11 publishers: Morimoto Junzaburō, Yamamotoya Heikichi (here under the names Yamato Heikichi and Matsuki Heikichi), Arai Kizaburō, Takekawa Seikichi, Sasaki Toyokichi, Hayashi Kichizō, Kobayashi Tetsujirō, Fukuda Kumajirō, Tsunajima Kamekichi, Ueki Rinnosuke and Hara Taneaki.

The text cartouches of the prints contain three sections: on the right, the series title, in the middle a narrative text on the scene shown, and on the left, a motto relating to the scene depicted.

Some representations of Toyonubo may have been borrowed from other Edo-era artists. See, for example, Utagawa Sadahide's depictions of "yūshin eimei hyaku yūden" written by Chikazawa Kōzan in 1863 (勇臣英名百雄伝 - Courageous Retainers - Stories of 100 Heroes). Compare no. 37 right and no. 33.

In his pictorial design, Toyonobu unites traditional Japanese elements with Western stylistic features. In particular, the use of perspective and the manner in which people and animals are portrayed appear modern on prints for their time in Japan, and the powerful dynamics of many of the series' portrayals are unique and impressive in contemporary Japanese printmaking.

The prints are elaborately made. For cutting the printing plates, the best woodcutters of their time were commissioned, the colors are carefully applied and there are different printing techniques such as varnish application, polishing, blind printing and mica printing.

Since many of the prints are in very good color quality, they were obviously kept in albums and only recently separated from these and circulated as a scattered diptych. Whether the contemporary publishers of the series have already tackled a joint book edition of the prints, is not known.

 
text title: 新撰太閤記 - 圖會目録; Shinsen Taikōki - zue mokuroku; Newly Selected Records of Taikō (Toyotomi Hideyoshi) - index of images
signature: Ichiyōsai Toyonobu ega (一陽斎豊宣畫); text right beside signature: xxx Toyonobu no x
date: no date
format: 2 ōban
publisher: xxx (right sheet, botton); seal botton left in red bordure: red seal „小林“ - Kobayashi [Tetsujirō], yellow seal: ?
carver: no seal
notes:
collection: yes
 
sequence: 01
title mokuroku: 岡崎ノ路遊 - Okazaki no royū - play in the road at Okazaki
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche: 栴檀は二葉より芳し (left column)
names: 日吉丸 - Hiyoshimaru (name left), name of Toyotomi Hideyoshi during his youth
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: 6th month, Meiji 16 (1883)
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Morimoto Junzaburō (森本順三郎)
carver: hori kō Yatarō (Watanabe Yatarō)
notes:
collection: yes
 
sequence: 02
title mokuroku: 松下ノ道塲 - Matsushita no dōjō - the dōjō of Matsushita
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche: left column: 一心の励(はげみ)未(いまだ)学ばざるに能くその術を得る - Isshin no hagemi imada manabazaru ni yoku sono jutsu o eru - (With the Help of Singlemindedness, Even One Who Has Not Yet Learned Can Display Skill in an Art (Text by MfA Boston, accession number 50.2922a-b)
names: 木下藤吉郎 (left) - Konoshita Tōkichirō; 松下嘉兵衛 (right) - Matsushita Kahei
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: 7th month, Meiji 16 (1883)
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Yamato Heikichi (山木平吉)
carver: no seal
notes:
collection: yes
 
sequence: 03
title mokuroku: 富土川ノ功名 - Fujikawa no kōmyō - (gaining) fame at river Fuji
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche:
names: 伊東日向守 - Itō Hyūga (?) (name right)
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: 6th month, Meiji 16 (1883)
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Arai Kizaburō (荒井喜三郎)
carver: no seal
notes:
collection: yes
 
sequence: 04
title mokuroku: 信長ノ狩場 - Nobunaga no kaba - the hunting ground of Nobunaga
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche:
names:
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: 8th month, Meiji 16 (1883)
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Takekawa Seikichi (武川清吉)
carver: hori Gin (Asai Ginjirō)
notes:
collection: yes
 
sequence: 05
title mokuroku: 藤井氏卜結婚 - Fujiishi boku kekkon
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche:
names:
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: 11th month, Meiji 17 (1884)
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Sasaki Toyokichi (佐ヶ木豐吉)
carver: hori Tatsu (Tatsu)
notes:
collection: yes
 
sequence: 06
title mokuroku: 佐ヶ木家ニ使ス - Sagaki ieni shisu
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche:
names:
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: Meiji 16 (1883)
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Tsunajima Kamekichi (綱島亀吉)
carver: hori Kame (Kamekichi)
notes:
collection: no
 
sequence: 07
title mokuroku: 熱田宮ノ奇瑞 - Atsutamiya no kizui - good omen at the Atsuta shrine
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche:
names:
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: 6th month, Meiji 16 (1883)
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Hayashi Kichizō (林吉蔵)
carver: unreadable
notes:
collection: no
 
sequence: 08
title mokuroku: 桶狭間合戦(戰) - Okehazama kassen - the battle of Okehazama
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche: 磐をも砕く必死の刃 (left column)
names: 前田犬千代 - Maeda Inuchiyo (name right)
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: 6th month, Meiji 16 (1883)
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Kobayashi Tetsujirō (小林鉄次郎)
carver: hori kō Muneoka (Muneoka Nobukichi)
notes:
collection: yes
 
sequence: 09
title mokuroku: 同首實撿 - Hitoshi (?) kubijikken - Hitoshi, severed heads
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche:
names: 木下藤吉郎 (left)
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: no date
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Fukuda Kumajirō (福田熊次郎)
carver: hori Yata (Watanabe Yatarō)
notes:
collection: yes
 
sequence: 10
title mokuroku: 栗原山ノ閑居 - Kurikomayama no kankyo - quiet retreat at mount Kurikoma
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche: column left: 有徳者必有言 - Toku aru mono wa kanarazu kotoba ari - A Man of Virtue Speaks Good Words (Text by MfA Boston, accession number 50.2923a-b)
names: 木下秀吉 - Kinoshita Hideyoshi (left); 竹中重治 - Takenaka Shigeharu (right)
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: 6th month, Meiji 16 (1883)
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Tsunajima Kamekichi (綱島亀吉)
carver: no seal
notes:
collection: yes
 
sequence: 11
title mokuroku: 洲股城ニ近親(?)招待 - Sunomatajō ni kinshin (?) shōtai
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche: 一人の光栄類巣を満す (text left coloumn)
names: 木下藤吉 - Kinoshita Fujikichirō (left)
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: Meiji 16 (1883)
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Ueki Rinnosuke (植木林之助)
carver: hori Ryū
notes:
collection: yes
 
sequence: 12
title mokuroku: 堀尾茂助ノ勇力 - Horio Mosuke (= Horio Yoshiharu) no yūryoku - the courage of Horio Mosuke
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche:
names:
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: Meiji 16 (1883)
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Fukuda Kumajirō (福田熊次郎)
carver: hori Yata (Watanabe Yatarō)
notes:
collection: no
 
sequence: 13
title mokuroku: 稲葉山落城 - Inabayama rakujō - the surrender of the castle at mount Inaba
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche: 瓢の徳大なる哉 (left column)
names:
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: 9th month, Meiji 16 (1883)
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Takekawa Seikichi (武川清吉)
carver: hori Sen
notes:
collection: yes
 
sequence: 14
title mokuroku: 義昭箕作城逃走 - Yoshiaki Mitsukurijō tōsō - Yoshiaki’s getaway from castle Mitsukuri
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche: 不義の計略的中せず (left column at Harashobo); 不義の計画 適中せず - Fugi no keikaku tekichū sezu - Immoral Plans Do Not Succeed (Text by MfA Boston, accession number 50.2924a-b)
names: 和田伊賀 守惟政 (right) - Wada Iga kami Korimasa - Wada Iga, custodian of Korimasa, 新公方足利義昭 (top right) - Shin Kubō Ashikaga Yoshiteru
date: Meiji 10, this would be 1877, on two copies I got only the „十“ for ten was printed, most probably a mistake by the carver
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Hara Taneaki (原胤昭)
carver: no seal
notes:
collection: yes
 
sequence: 15
title mokuroku: - 阿阪城ノ勇戦(戰) - Asakajō no yūsen - brave fight at castle Asaka
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche:
names:
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: 7th month, Meiji 16 (1883)
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Fukuda Kumajirō (福田熊次郎)
carver: hori Yata (Watanabe Yatarō)
notes:
collection: yes
 
sequence: 16
title mokuroku: 木村井上ノ争鬪 - Kimura Inoue no sōtō - the fight of Kimura and Inoue
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche:
names: Kimura Matazō, Inoue Taikuro, Katō Kiyomasa
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: Meiji 16 (1883)
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Takekawa Seikichi (武川清吉)
carver: hori Gin
notes:
collection: yes
sequence: 17
title mokuroku: 姊川大合戦 - Anegawa ōkassen - the huge battle at Anegawa
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche:
names:
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: Meiji 16 (1883) (all)
format: 3 x 2 ōban
publisher: Arai Kizaburō (荒井喜三郎) (all)
carver: no seal (all)
notes:
collection: yes/no/yes
 
sequence: 18
title mokuroku: 毛受勝助ノ勇猛 - Menjō Shōsuke no yūmō - the bravery of Menjō Katsusuke
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche: left column: 寧可玉碎 何能瓦全 - Mushiro tama to natte kudake, nanzo yoku kawara mattaku o - Better a Shattered Vessel of Jade Than an Unbroken Piece of Pottery (Text by MfA Boston, accession number 50.2928a-b)
names: 山田藤太夫 (left) - Yamada Fujidayu; 毛受勝助照景 (right) - Menju Katsusuke Terukage
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: Meiji 16 (1883)
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Hara Taneaki (原胤昭)
carver:  hori Gin
notes:
collection: yes
 
sequence: 19
title mokuroku: 京極家ノ山居 - Kyōgokuchi no sankyo - the familiy Kyōgoku living in the mountains
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche:
names:
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: 6th month, Meiji 16 (1883)
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Kobayashi Tetsujirō (小林鉄次郎)
carver: hori kō Muneoka (Muneoka Nobukichi)
notes:
collection: yes
 
sequence: 20
title mokuroku: 長篠合戰 - Nagashino kassen - the battle of Nagashino
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche:
names: 馬場美濃守 - Baba Mino no kami (= Baba Nobuharu)
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: Meiji 16 (1883)
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Morimoto Junzaburō (森本順三郎)
carver: hori kō Yatarō (Watanabe Yatarō)
notes:
collection: yes
 
sequence: 21
title mokuroku: 小合ノ篭居 - Ogō no rōkyo - the seclude residence of Ogō (other names of Ogō are Oeyo, Gō, Satoko and here in the print Oyae)
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche:
names: 奥方於八重 - okugata Oyae (name left) - lady Oyae
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: 10th month, Meiji 18 (1885)
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Fukuda Kumajirō (福田熊次郎)
carver: hori Yata (Watanabe Yatarō)
notes:
collection: yes
 
sequence: 22
title mokuroku: 鳥取城滞陣 - Tottorijō taijin - encampment at castle Tottori
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche:
names:
signature: ōju Toyonobu ga (応需豊宣画)
date: Meiji 17 (1884)
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Morimoto Junzaburō (森本順三郎)
carver: no seal
notes:
collection: yes
 
sequence: 23
title mokuroku: 書冩山ノ軍略 - Shoshazan no gunryaku - strategy at mount Shosha
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche: left column: 妙手の眼ハ盤中に普し - Myōshu no manako wa banchū ni amaneshi - The Eyes of the Skilful Player Comprehend the Entire Board (Text by MfA Boston, accession number 50.2925a-b)
names: 黒田勘兵衛尉孝高 (left) - Kuroda Jō Yoshitaka; 羽柴筑前守秀吉 (right) - Hashiba Chikuzen no Kami Hideyoshi
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: Meiji 16 (1883)
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Hayashi Kichizō (林吉蔵)
carver: no seal
notes:
collection: yes
 
sequence: 24
title mokuroku: 上田籠城 - Ueda rōjō - holding of castle Ueda
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche:
names:
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: Meiji 16 (1883)
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Yamato Heikichi (山木平吉)
carver: hori kō Tatsu (Tatsu)
notes:
collection: yes
 
sequence: 25
title mokuroku: 明智ノ讒言 - Akechi no zangen - defamation of Akechi
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche:
names: 明智xx光秀 (left) - Akechi xx Mitsuhide; 織田信長x (right) - Oda Nobunaga x
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: 6th month, Meiji 16 (1883)
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Kobayashi Tetsujirō (小林鉄次郎)
carver: hori kō Muneoka (Muneoka Nobukichi)
notes:
collection: yes
 
sequence: 26
title mokuroku: 安土ノ刺客 - Azuchi no shikaku - the assassin of Azuchi
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche:
names: 真鍋六郎太夫 (name top left)
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: Meiji 16 (1883)
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Hara Taneaki (原胤昭)
carver: no seal
notes:
collection: no
sequence: 27
title mokuroku: 高松城水攻 - Takamatsujō mizuzeme - inundating castle Takamatsu
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche:
names: 清水xxxx宗治 (name left)
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: Meiji 16 (1883) (both)
format: 2 x 2 ōban
publisher: Ueki Rinnosuke (植木林之助) (both)
carver: no seal
notes:
collection: no/yes
 
sequence: 28
title mokuroku: 本能寺合戦 - Honnōji kassen - the battle at Honnō temple
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche:
names:
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: 5th month, Meiji 16 (1883)
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Hayashi Kichizō (林吉蔵)
carver: hori kō Muneoka (Muneoka Nobukichi)
notes:
collection: yes
 
sequence: 29
title mokuroku: 光秀ノ述懐 - Mitsuhide no jukkai - recollection of Mitsuhide
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche:
names: 明智xxxx (left); 四方田伹馬守 (neu: 四方田但馬守) (second left) - Yomoda Tajima-no-kami (other reading Shioten/Shioden Masataka); 明智秀満 - Akechi Hidemitsu (rigth)
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: Meiji 16 (1883)
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Ueki Rinnosuke (植木林之助)
carver: hori Ryū
notes:
collection: yes
 
sequence: 30
title mokuroku: 中国一騎駆(?, old kanji no longer in use) - Chūgoku ikkiku (?) - horseman ride in China
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche:
names:
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: Meiji 16 (1883)
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Hara Taneaki (原胤昭)
carver: hori Gin (Asai Ginjirō)
notes:
collection: no
sequence: 31
title mokuroku: 山崎大合戰 - Yamazaki ōkassen - the huge battle at Yamazaki
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche:
names: center diptych: 加藤xxx清正 (left), 近藤半助 (bottom right) - Kondō Hansuke
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: 6th month, Meiji 16 (1883) (all)
format: 3 x 2 ōban
publisher: Tsunajima Kamekichi (綱島亀吉) (all)
carver: hori Kame (Kamekichi) (all)
notes:
collection: yes/yes/yes
 
sequence: 31 a, not listed in the mokuroku, but chronolocially this diptych matches here
title mokuroku: not included
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche:
names: left: 加藤虎之助 - Katō Toranosuke (= Katō Kiyomasa); right: 四方田伹馬守 (neu: 四方田但馬守) - Yomoda Tajima-no-kami (other reading Shioten/Shioden Masataka) [In the battle of Yamazaki that was fought between Mitsuhide and Hideyoshi, Yomoda/Shioden is said to have fought with and have been killed by Katō Kiyomasa.]
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: Meiji 16 (1883)
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Takekawa Seikichi (武川清吉)
carver: hori Gin (Asai Ginjirō)
notes: for information about the story see here: https://prabook.com/web/tajima-no-kami.shioten/3747233
collection: yes
 
sequence: 32
title mokuroku: 小栗栖ノ辞世 - Ogurisu no jisei - the death poem at Oguri’s shelter
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche:
names: 明智光秀 - Akechi Mitsuhide (left)
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: Meiji 16 (1883)
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Arai Kizaburō (荒井喜三郎)
carver: no seal
notes:
collection: yes
 
sequence: 33
title mokuroku: 琵琶湖ノ乗切 - Biwako no noriki - hold out at lake Biwa
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche:
names: 明智左馬之介 - Akechi Samanosuke (= Akechi Hidemitsu)
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: Meiji 16 (1883)
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Ueki Rinnosuke (植木林之助)
carver: no seal
notes:
collection: yes
 
sequence: 34
title mokuroku: 三戸野ノ山居- Mitono no sankyo - living in the mountains at Mitono
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche: 光風動春 (text left column) - kōfū dōshun (?) - a kind and gratefull heart (?)
names: 明智光秀女 - Akechi Mitsuhide onna
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: Meiji 16 (1883)
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Fukuda Kumajirō (福田熊次郎)
carver: no seal
notes:
collection: yes
 
sequence: 35
title mokuroku: 秀吉ノ耐忍 - Hideyoshi no tainin - endure of Hideyoshi
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche: 柔能勢剛 (left column)
names: 佐久間信盛 - Sakuma Nobumori (left); 柴田勝家 - Shibata Katsuie (center); 羽柴秀吉 - Hashiba Hideyoshi (right)
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: Meiji 16 (1883)
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Hayashi Kichizō (林吉蔵)
carver: hori kō Muneoka (Muneoka Nobukichi)
notes:
collection: yes
 
sequence: 36
title mokuroku: 大徳寺ノ焼香 - Daitokuji no shōkō - burning incense at the Daitoku temple
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche: 三法師 丸 (first kanji top left cartouche) - san hōshi maru - three priests x
names:
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: 7th month, Meiji 16 (1883)
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Yamato Heikichi (山木平吉)
carver: no seal
notes:
collection: yes
sequence: 37
title mokuroku: 賤ヶ嶽大合戰 - Shizugatake ōkassen - the huge battel of Shizugatake
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche: 立身須作真男子 臨事無為浅丈夫 (left column)
names: left diptych: Katagiri Sukesaku, Yashuhiko Goemon; right diptych: 加藤虎之助 (right sheet top)  Katō Toranosuke (= Katō Kiyomasa), 山路将監 (right sheet bottom) - Yamaji Shōgen (= Yamaji Masakuni)
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: Meiji 16 (1883) (all)
format: 3 x 2 ōban
publisher: Matsuki Heikichi (松木平吉) (all)
carver: seal: hori x (probably „hei“ for Sasaki Heijirō) (all)
notes:
collection: yes/no/yes
 
sequence: 38
title mokuroku: 小牧山対陣 - Komakiyama taijin - the confrontation of the armies at mount Komaki
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche:
names:
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: 9th month, Meiji 16 (1883)
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Takekawa Seikichi (武川清吉)
carver: hori Gin (Asai Ginjirō)
notes:
collection: yes
 
sequence: 39
title mokuroku: 四國灘ノ暴風 (neu: 四国灘ノ暴風) - Shikoku nada no bōfū - storm at the sea by Shikoku
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche:
names:
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
second artist: xx Kiyochika ho [= assistant] (xx清親補) on left sheet
date: Meiji 16 (1883)
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Matsuki Heikichi (松木平吉)
carver: seal: hori hei (平) (Sasaki Heijirō)
notes:
collection: yes
 
sequence: 40
title mokuroku: 長曽我部ノ勇戰 - Chōsokabe no yūsen - brave fight of Chōsokabe
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche: left column: 虎口能竜(ここうよくりょう)の為めに遁る - Kokō yokuryō no tame ni nogareru - Escaping from the Maw of the Tiger to the Lair of the Dragon (Text by MfA Boston, accession number 50.2930a-b)
names: 小西弥九郎行長 (left) - Konishi Yakurō Yukinaga, 仙石権平 (center) - Sengoku Gonbei 長宗我部信親 (right) - Chōsokabe Nobuchika;
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: Meiji 16 (1883)
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Matsuki Heikichi (松木平吉)
carver: no seal
notes:
collection: yes
 
sequence: 41
title mokuroku: 焼山城間道越 - Yakeyamajō kandō goshi - over the hidden path to castle Yakeyama
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche:
names: 加藤xxx清正 (bottom right)
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: 10th month, Meiji 16 (1883)
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Morimoto Junzaburō (森本順三郎)
carver: hori Yata (Watanabe Yatarō)
notes:
collection: yes
 
sequence: 42
title mokuroku: 熊谷ノ就縛 - Kumagaya no shūbaku - coming under arrest at Kumagaya
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche:
names: 加藤清正 (bottom right) - Katō Kiyomasa
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: Meiji 16 (1883)
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Kobayashi Tetsujirō (小林鉄次郎)
carver: hori kō Muneoka (Muneoka Nobukichi)
notes:
collection: no
 
sequence: 43
title mokuroku: 聚楽亭ノ舞楽 -Jurakutei (?) no bugaku - bugaku-dance at the Juraku pavilion
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche: 舞楽之名納蘓利 (left column)
names:
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: no date
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Hara Taneaki (原胤昭)
carver: no seal
notes:
collection: no
 
sequence: 44
title mokuroku: 石垣山一夜城 - Ishigakiyama Ichiyajō - Ishigakiyama Ichiya castle
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche: 小田原伐 (first kanji); left column: 知識と先見は実に普し - Chishiki to senken wa jitsu ni amaneshi - His Wisdom and Foresight Were Truly Comprehensive (Text by MfA Boston, accession number 50.2933a-b)
names: 関白殿下秀吉 (left) - Kanpaku denka Hideyoshi - Lord Regent Hideyoshi, 徳川家康 (right) - Tokugawa Ieyasu
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: 5th month, Meiji 16 (1883)
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Hayashi Kichizō (林吉蔵)
carver: seal unread
notes:
collection: yes
 
sequence: 45
title mokuroku: 九州攻大合戰 - Kyūshūkō ōkassen
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche:
names:
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: 4th month, Meiji 16 (1883)
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Kobayashi Tetsujirō (小林鉄次郎)
carver: hori Yū (Wada Yūjirō)
notes:
collection: no
 
sequence: 46
title mokuroku: 雪中サラサラ越 - setchū Sarasara goshi- in the snow over the Sarasara ?
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche:
names:
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: 10th month, Meiji 17 (1884)
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Morimoto Junzaburō (森本順三郎)
carver: no seal
notes:
collection: no
 
sequence: 47
title mokuroku: 哉(?)郷尾州中村ノ訪問 - kana kyō Bishū (= Owari) Nakamura no hōmon - How! Visit in the hometown Nakamura in province Bishū
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche:
names:
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: unreadable
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Morimoto Junzaburō (森本順三郎)
carver: no seal
notes:
collection: no
 
sequence: 48
title mokuroku: 朝鮮征伐大評定 - Chōsen seibatsu ōhyōjō - great council about the subjugation of Korea
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche: column left: 猛威海外に震う - Mōi kaigai ni furuu - Displaying Ferocity Overseas (Text by MfA Boston, accession number 50.2932a-b)
names: 関白秀吉,  徳川家康 - Tokugawa Ieyasu, 小西摂津守 - Konishi Yukinaga
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: 10th month, Meiji 16 (1883)
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Kobayashi Tetsujirō (小林鉄次郎)
carver: hori kō Muneoka (Muneoka Nobukichi)
notes:
collection: yes
 
sequence: 49
title mokuroku: 雪中鷹狩 - setchū taka kari - hunting with falcon in the snow
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche:
names:
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: 11th month, Meiji 16 (1883)
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Fukuda Kumajirō (福田熊次郎)
carver: hori Yata (Watanabe Yatarō)
notes:
collection: yes
sequence: 50
title mokuroku: 醍醐觀花宴 - daigokan (?) Kaen - the real appearance (?) of Kaen
description text mokuroku:
text print cartouche:
names:
signature: Toyonobu ga (豊宣画)
date: Meiji 16 (1883) (all)
format: 3 x 2 ōban
publisher: Matsuki Heikichi (松木平吉) (all)
carver: left: no seal; center and right: hori Gin (Asai Ginjirō)
notes:
collection: no/yes/no
         
unknown battle scene: name cartouches from left: Oda Nobunaga (織田信長) (center left sheet), Tokugawa Ieyasu (德川家康) (center right sheet) and "荒川内近", bottom right inside the castle. This kanji could be read as "Arakawa Ukon", but no historical person with such a name is known.

date: Meiji 16 (1883)
format: 2 ōban
publisher: Sasaki Toyokichi (佐ヶ木豐吉)
carver: no seal
notes:
collection: yes