Shutsujin (Going into battle)

Yoshitoshi Mori


Nice ink bleed through. Very bold and energetic expression. Title is "Shutsujin" means "going into battle", "I am off to the front". You can see title "Shutsujin" on verso. I think this was written by Mori. His work has very unique strength and purity of line.

Technique: Stencil print (called Kappa-ban)
Paper size: 20 and 1/4 inches by 13 and 3/4 inches. (51.5 x 35cm)
Sheet number: 4/70
Date: 1985
Signed: Artist signed "Y. Mori" by pencil and red seal on the lower right of image
Condition: Excellent condition. Slight mat burn which will be easily mat out. Paper tape residue on the edge of verso.