Nitta Yoshisada Throwing His Sword into the Sea, 1844

by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

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Nitta Yoshisada Throwing His Sword into the Sea, 1844 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Original Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861) Japanese Woodblock Print
Nitta Yoshisada Throwing His Sword into the Sea, 1844

Comments - Terrific scene of the great warrior Nitta Yoshisada throwing his sword into the sea as an offering to the gods of the sea for a successful attack on the Hojo at Kamakura. He stands in the boat in the center, his arms still flung up as the sword sails through the evening sky at left, hanging weightless in the air at upper left. His retainers watch from the boats crowded around him, many of the many scowling angrily, dressed in full armor with weapons ready for the assault. Flames rise from metal fire baskets hung over the sides of the ships, the light reflected on the water below. Another group of boats waits further out at upper right, while ships are anchored along the stone embankments of the fortress at the base of the mountains at upper left. A great design with wonderful detail.

Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Image Size - 13 5/8" x 28 5/8"

Condition - Nice detail. A few large losses, wormholes, repaired. Slight rubbing at edges

Nitta Yoshisada Throwing His Sword into the Sea, 1844 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Nitta Yoshisada Throwing His Sword into the Sea, 1844 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Nitta Yoshisada Throwing His Sword into the Sea, 1844 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

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