“The wife of Takeda Katsuyori”(1897), Adachi Ginko (active c.1870-1908)

Print from the series : “Mirror of renowned women from ancient and modern times”

The wife of Sengoku period daimyo Takeda Katsuyori (1546-1582) is depicted carrying a naginata during an attack. Her husband was defeated by Oda Nobunaga and had to flee, his wife going with him. However, Katsuyori was resigned to die and prompted her to leave. She refused and committed suicide with her husband.