by Yoshifuji (1828 - 1889)
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Sisters Avenging Their Father's Death, 1847 - Terrific scene of the courtesan Miyagino and her younger sister Shinobu battling with their father's murderer, Shiga Danshichi. The two women swore to avenge his death, and after secretly training in the martial arts, challenged Shiga to a duel. They are shown here fighting the warrior in an arena enclosed by a bamboo fence along the shore, with samurai and nobleman gathered to watch. Scowling, Shiga glares at Miyagino, thrusting one sword at her while raising the other above his head. Her sister wields a sickle attached to a chain, entangling the samurai's arm and sword with it. The beauties wear pink kimono, the sleeves tied back out of the way with blue sashes. Pine trees frame the view of the rocky coast and birds rising in flight. An incredible depiction of these heroic women, who succeeded in killing Shiga. A handsome design.
Artist - Yoshifuji (1828 - 1889)
Image Size - 14" x 29 1/8"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. A few wormholes, small losses at corners, repaired. Slight soiling and creasing, light offsetting. Please see photos for details.
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