Author(s): Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Illustrator)
Yoshitoshi's works from the 1860s were mostly musha-e (warrior prints'), often with mythological elements and drawn from Japanese military history. Yoshitoshi's major musha-e series, in terms of both scope and dynamic visual experimentation, remains 'Kaidai hyaku senso', or '100 Dogs of War'. Yoshitoshi was reputedly driven to create this series in 1868 after witnessing the bloody Battle of Ueno in the civil war in Japan. This special edition contains not only his full set of 65 completed battle prints but also several fascinating sketchings for unfinished designs.'