Ōya Tarō Mitsukuni by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Scattered across the pitch-black background are skeleton warriors. And Mitsukuni Otaketaro, a fictional samurai in a book by Santo Kyoden (1761-1816) is staring at them with his imperturbability. Princess Takiyasha, daughter of Taira no Masakado (903-940), who claimed to be an emperor and was defeated and killed by Fujiwara Hidesato, carries on her father’s legacy and starts a rebellion, which Mitsukuni sets out to suppress.
In this printing, Mitsukuni is completely unfazed despite the skeletal samurais conjured up by the princess surround him.
Title: Ōya Tarō Mitsukuni
Author: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi