This portrait was depicted 24 important vassals who served Josui Kuroda and Nagamasa Kuroda. Josui and Nagamasa are not in this portrait. Nagamasa was deified by his subjects and for this reason he could not be shown in the portrait. However the helmet at the top of the portrait represents Nagamasa.
A bird’s eye view of Tokiwabashi and Nagasaki street in Kokura was drawn by Sadahide Gountei (1807-79) at the end of the Edo period. The town around the Kokura castle and lots of ships in the harbor are shown here.
This painting shows the development of Kitakyushu city. When maintenance of traffic and development of sightseeing are progressing from Taisho Era to the early stages of Showa Era, Yoshida Hatsusaburo made a lot of paintings of the national famous places, and these pictures became very popular. At first he performs a field survey, next, he makes the big original drawing; and he prints and makes a foldaway figure. About Kitakyushu which was original 5 cities; Wakamatsu, Tobata, Kokura, Yahata and Moji, we can see the original drawing of Wakamatsu and Tobata, and the printing figure in Kokura and Yahata.