Yoshitsune's Troops Descending the Cliff at Ichi-no-tani

by Yoshiiku (1833 - 1904)

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Yoshitsune's Troops Descending the Cliff at Ichi-no-tani by Yoshiiku (1833 - 1904)

Original Yoshiiku (1833 - 1904) Japanese Woodblock Print
Yoshitsune's Troops Descending the Cliff at Ichi-no-tani

Comments - Incredible scene of Yoshitsune's men heading down Ichi-no-tani Hill into Hidyodori-goye Gorge to fight the Taira at the Battle of Ichi-no-tani. At left, two warriors on horseback plunge down the steep slope, with other samurai following behind. At upper right, Yoshitsune watches from astride a black horse, his loyal retainer Benkei just below him, gripping a huge naginata, his eyes bulging. At lower left, the Taira palace is on fire, flames rising into the sky, while additional Minamoto troops arrive by sea. A fantastic depiction of one of the most famous battles of the 12th century Genpei War and a great Minamoto victory. A terrific samurai subject with a dramatic composition.

Artist - Yoshiiku (1833 - 1904)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 29 5/8" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice detail. Thinning areas, repaired. A few creases at edges, light horizontal folds.

Yoshitsune's Troops Descending the Cliff at Ichi-no-tani by Yoshiiku (1833 - 1904)
Yoshitsune's Troops Descending the Cliff at Ichi-no-tani by Yoshiiku (1833 - 1904)

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