Text: Seige of Osaka Castle, commissioned by Kuroda Nagamasa in the 17th century.

Seige of Osaka Castle

The daimyo Kuroda Nagamasa had painters brought to the seige and their work is based on their first-hand experience. The group of artists had a much closer view of the incident than later historians. This close view, however, does not necessarily result in a better understanding of the event.