by Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870)
Series; The Eight Virtues, 1856
Wisdom: Kusunoki Kawachi no Hangan Masashige - Interesting scene of the great warrior Kusunoki Masashige at an encampment, sitting on a stool as a man kneeling before him wipes his eyes. At lower right, two other samurai are also crying, but Kusunoki appears unmoved, glaring sternly at the visitor. A warrior monk kneeling at his side does the same. Kusunoki was a brilliant strategist and general who fought to restore the exiled Emperor Go-Daigo to the throne. At the great Battle of Minatogawa, he led his men into the field on the emperor's order, knowing that his side faced superior forces and almost certain death. Badly defeated, Kusunoki and his remaining men committed ritual suicide. Kusunoki is remembered for his extreme loyalty and self-sacrifice, and a monument to him stands outside the Imperial Palace. Nicely composed and detailed. A handsome design from this rarely seen series.
Artist - Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870)
Image Size - 13 3/4" x 9" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Slight toning and soiling, a few creases, slight rubbing at edges, stain. Please see photos for details.
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