University Museums

Title: Honjo: Shirai Gonpachi
Name: Print
Date: 1852
Medium: Paper
Country/Culture: Japanese
Dimensions: 14 x 9 1/4 in. (35.6 x 23.5 cm)
Classification: Prints and Printing Plates
Credit Line: Gift of Mabel Fisher. In the permanent collection, Brunnier Art Museum, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Object Number: 86.142
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Kuniyoshi's approach to this series was a novel, as he represented each station along the road with a historical incident or character from the location's past. Here we see the warrior Shirai Gompachi in a rain storm. The location, Honjo, the eleventh station, is shown in a small inset at the upper left.