Kato Kiyomasa Hunting Tigers

by Kokunimasa (1874 - 1944)

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Kato Kiyomasa Hunting Tigers by Kokunimasa (1874 - 1944)

Original Kokunimasa (1874 - 1944) Japanese Woodblock Print
Kato Kiyomasa Hunting Tigers

Comments - Fantastic depiction of the famous daimyo Kato Kiyomasa hunting tigers in Korea. Kiyomasa was one of the three senior commanders during the Seven-Year War with Korea, and had the opportunity to hunt the animals while there. Here, Kiyomasa lunges forward as he thrusts a pole arm at a snarling beast, a samurai behind him holding his sword ready. Kiyomasa wears a red vest decorated with white flowers over his armor, and a tall helmet, his circular crest appearing on the helmet and his back. In the distance at bottom center, other warriors on a rocky ridge overlooking a pool fight three tigers in the water below. The first time we've seen the terrific, dramatic design.

Artist - Kokunimasa (1874 - 1944)

Image Size - 14" x 27 5/8" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice color and detail. Small loss and a few small tears at edges, tears along right side of right panel, repaired.

Kato Kiyomasa Hunting Tigers by Kokunimasa (1874 - 1944)
Kato Kiyomasa Hunting Tigers by Kokunimasa (1874 - 1944)

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