The Battle of Honnōji (1869)

Depiction of victory of Meiji government forces over Tokugawa loyalists (Shōgitai) at Kaneiji Temple in Edo (today’s Tokyo) in July 1868. Perhaps in order to avoid possible restrictions on publication, the artist, Utakawa Yoshimori, named the print after the famous of Battle of Honnōji (1582), in which Akechi Mitsuhide ambushed Oda Nobunaga.
Courtesy of Historiographical Institute, University of Tokyo.