Comments - Terrific image of troops gathered along the edge of the swiftly flowing Fuji River in preparation for battle. At bottom center, a messenger kneels on the rocky shore with his helmet on the ground beside him. At left, a daimyo sitting on a stool glares back at him angrily, gripping a tasseled command baton in his hand. Troops are massed behind the defenses along the shore, some on horseback with standards flying above the bundles of bamboo and wooden shields forming a barrier against enemies approaching from the water. An intriguing scene.
Artist - Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)
Image Size - 14" x 29 3/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Three separate panels. Small loss at edge, a few holes, repaired. A few creases. Please see photos for details.
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