Comments - Lively battle scene from the Ishiyama Honganji War, a ten-year campaign by Oda Nobunaga against the Ikko-ikki, a group of warrior monks. The Ishiyama Honganji was the fortress and headquarters of the Ikko-ikki just outside Osaka. Here, the monks fire guns from the verandah of the building at upper right as the battle continues below. They also man a cannon on the hillside, sending a shot across the battlefield. Shots streak across the landscape as men fight with swords and spears on the flat plain in the foreground, while smoke and flames pour from a burning templet building at left. A dramatic illustration from this 16th century conflict.
Artist - Kuniteru II (1829 - 1874)
Image Size - 13 3/4" x 27 7/8" + top margin as shown
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Three attached panels, backed with paper. Vertical folds. Small repair, a few creases and marks. Please see photos for details.
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