Drawbridge at the entrance of the Imperial Palace By Kobayashi, Kiyochika. Gojo nai tsuribashi no zu Japanese print showing drawbridge with Japanese and foreign people in foreground.
Kiyochika was born into a family of lower military rank serving the ruling Shogunate of the Tokugawa family. Later from about 1875 on, he tried his luck as a self taught painter.After 1880 Kiyochikas style became more traditional. He also turned to satirical cartoons and illustrations for newspapers and magazines. During the Sino Japanese war the artist made about 80 war prints.