Description Samurai Toyotomi Hideyoshi by Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861), master of ukiyo-e style of Japanese woodblock prints. Hideyoshi holds a melon in his left hand, a gift to the samurai's troops from the farmer kneeling at his feet. As he distributed the gift of melons to his troops, Hideyoshi contrasted the loyalty of the peasant with the treacherousness of some of his more powerful enemies. The samurai's robe and the tent flap above him are decorated with a paulownia crest. The artist Kuniyoshi also used the paulownia image in his artist's seal seen on the right in red below his signature.