Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880) Taiheiki: The Conquest of Shikoku, 1867
In the 1585 Toyotomi Hideyoshi invaded the island of Shikoku and seized the territory from local daimyo Chousokabe Motochika. In this ukiyo-e Hideyoshi is depicted on the right side, holding a war fan. Next to him, in the middle of the composition, you can see Kato Kiyomasa, one of Hideyoshi`s gemerals
NOW I KINDA GET A MANGAKA’S FEELING WHEN CHASED BY DEADLINES HAHAHAHAHA KINDA
I’m not sure when I can share the actual pages X__X Maybe after results are announced? Idk.
Kiyomasa stop being ridiculous
I read that Kiyomasa is supposed to be kinda gruff and all MANLY SAMURAI WAR MARTIAL ART ROAR but I keep on seeing the Kiyomasa from the Kumamoto Bushotai making silly faces and I just… SORRY KIYOMASA, I RUINED YOUR PERSONALITY
street of Kato Kiyomasa by kazu saito Via Flickr: 吉田新田の埋め立てを完成させた吉田勘兵衛が新田守護のため江戸時代にこの辺りに常清寺（現在は久保山に移転）を創建し、その後その境内に清正公堂が開堂されたそうです。熊本から住職を迎えたので清正公信仰ということで加藤清正を祀ったのだそうです。それでこの通りを今も清正公通りといいます。しかし、肝心のなぜ熊本から住職を迎えることになったのかは委細不明のようです。
The Doutanuki Swords are a series of practical swords originating from the swordsmiths of the Higo province (modern Kumamoto) in the mid-1500s of the Sengoku Period, during the turmoils of war where mass production of Japanese swords as deadly but disposable commodities were favoured over refined artistic creations. Masakuni is the most renowned sword in the series, forged by Oyama Kozuke no Suke. The famous daimyo Kato Kiyomasa(加藤 清正) was a patron of the Doutanuki swordsmiths, and took their swords, along with the swordsmiths for production on the field, for the army in the Invasion of Korea (1592-1598, still a sensitive topic today) on order of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Kato was so impressed with the effectiveness of the swords that he gave Oyama Kozuke no Suke one character(正) from his own name, a huge honour for the commoner in those times, thus he changed his signature from Nobuyoshi(信賀) to Masakuni(正国).
Masakuni’s prized feat was done with his owner, the Master Swordsman Sakakibara Kenkichi(1830-1894) during the Meiji Period. As the son of the Shogun Iemochi’s retainer, Sakakibara lived through the tempestuous times of Bakumatsu Period till the Meiji Era. The fall of the Tokugawa Shogunate also marked the end of the samurai class, who fell out of their previous social and economic status especially when the Meiji Government were wary of their dissent. The Sword Abolishment Edict(1876) prohibited anyone except former daimyos, the military and law enforcement officials from carrying weapons in public, dueling was also prohibited. Many swordsmiths turned to making household products instead and former samurais discarded their swords. Without a sponsor, Sakakibara found it hard to maintain his school of swordsmanship financially. He then started to organize competitive kendo performances in hope of raising popularity for the fading art of swordsmanship