Parting of the Kusunoki Masashige and His Son at Sakurai, 1892

by Nobukazu (1874 - 1944)

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Parting of the Kusunoki Masashige and His Son at Sakurai, 1892 by Nobukazu (1874 - 1944)

Original Nobukazu (1874 - 1944) Japanese Woodblock Print
Parting of the Kusunoki Masashige and His Son at Sakurai, 1892

Comments - Handsome scene from the life of the legendary samurai Kusunoki Masashige, a brilliant strategist and general who fought to restore the exiled Emperor Go-Daigo to the throne. Here, Kusunoki prepares to leave for the great Battle of Minatogawa, leading his men into the field at the emperor's order, knowing that his side faced superior forces and almost certain death. Badly defeated, Kusunoki and his remaining men committed suicide. Kusunoki sits astride his horse with a fierce, determined expression, looking bravely ahead. At right, his eleven-year-old son Masatsura says to goodbye to his father for the last time, holding a scroll with his father's death poem. Before he left, Kusunoki urged the boy to remain loyal to the emperor. Kneeling at far right, one of his loyal retainers looks down with a heavy heart at the poignant parting. Kusunoki is remembered for his extreme loyalty and self-sacrifice, and a monument to him stands outside the Imperial Palace. A terrific design with expressive figures.

Artist - Nobukazu (1874 - 1944)

Image Size - 13 3/4" x 27 3/8" + margins as shown

Condition - Excellent color and good detail. A few small repairs and small spots.

Parting of the Kusunoki Masashige and His Son at Sakurai, 1892 by Nobukazu (1874 - 1944)
Parting of the Kusunoki Masashige and His Son at Sakurai, 1892 by Nobukazu (1874 - 1944)
Parting of the Kusunoki Masashige and His Son at Sakurai, 1892 by Nobukazu (1874 - 1944)

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