This is a set of five scrolls. The sizes of these scrolls are as follows: Scroll No. 1: 27 x 547 cm. Scroll No. 2: 27 x 473 cm. Scroll No. 3: 27 x 534 cm. Scrool No. 4: 27 x 650 cm. Scroll No. 5: 27 x 423 cm
No painter's name is mentioned. The set seems to have been made as a record of the brigade, perhaps to be presented to the Shogun
Not listed in Kokusho Sōmokuroku.
Ogura was the Shogunate storehouse of rice, wine, cloth, etc., especially for the Emperor or the Shogun. In Tokyo there were two huge storehouses (Oguras). One in Asakusa, the other in Honjo. This set scrolls deals with the fire brigade for the Asakusa storehouse. The first four scrolls consist of colored paintings which show the procession of the brigade going to fight a fire as well as the fire-fighting equipment. The fifth scroll has the title "Appendix". It records the regulations of th
The scrolls are from the collection of Marquis Matsudaira