Battle at Gojo Bridge

by Meiji era artist (unsigned)

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Battle at Gojo Bridge by Meiji era artist (unsigned)

Original Meiji era Japanese Woodblock Print
Battle at Gojo Bridge

Comments - Bold kabuki scene of the warrior monk Benkei dueling with the young swordsman Ushiwakamaru, the future Yoshitsune, on Gojo Bridge. Benkei had stationed himself at the bridge, determined to collect 1000 swords. He needed only one more sword when he encountered Ushiwakamaru, who had been trained in fencing by the tengu, mythological winged creatures with long noses or beaks. Here, Benkei grimaces angrily as he looks up at the agile youth, who grips his sword in one hand. Benkei wields a pole arm, with an arsenal of weapons visible above his back. A full moon glows in the night sky above. A lively design, nicely detailed with burnishing on the weapons and the black areas of Benkei's gray robe, and metallic pigment that has oxidized to a dark tone on the sword and the sickle blade.

Artist - Meiji era artist (unsigned)

Image Size - 14" x 9 3/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A couple light creases at edges. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.

Battle at Gojo Bridge by Meiji era artist (unsigned)
Battle at Gojo Bridge by Meiji era artist (unsigned)

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