1897 Wood Engraving Soga Brothers Monogatari Sogamono Ukiyoe Revenge XGBB8


This is an original 1897 black and white in-text wood engraving of an ukiyo-e or wood block print illustrating a scene from "The Two Brothers of the House of Soga" more commonly known as Soga Monogatari.

This story's motif was a very popular one in the Edo Period of Japan and is still often told today in kabuki style. The story of filial piety, revenge and duty is often referred to as a sogamono styled performance.


This 114+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. No creases. There is acid staining in this image. No surface rub.No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 3.5 x 5 inches; 9 x 13 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: Tokyo, Japanese, Japan, kimono, katana, sword, scrolls, kanji, kana, cranes, butterfly, theater, performing arts