Kusunoki Masashige and Troops, Shut up in Shihaya Castle, Defeat the Minamoto clan by Burning down the Bridge, 1848

by Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870)

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Kusunoki Masashige and Troops, Shut up in Shihaya Castle, Defeat the Minamoto clan by Burning down the Bridge, 1848 by Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870)

Original Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870) Japanese Woodblock Print
Kusunoki Masashige and Troops, Shut up in Shihaya Castle, Defeat the Minamoto clan by Burning down the Bridge, 1848

Comments - Terrific scene of the Minamoto attacking Kusunoki Masashige and his troops, who are shut up inside Shihaya Castle. Kunsunoki foiled the assault, however, by setting fire to the bridge across a chasm. At upper left, the samurai hurl burning bundles of brush over the side of the fortress as the bridge below collapses in a burst of flames and smoke, sending the attackers plummeting to their deaths. At right, the Minamoto commander on a dappled horse watches with an angry expression, gesturing with his tasseled command baton. A fantastic samurai subject.

Artist - Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 29 1/4" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. Vertical fold in each panel. A few small losses and wormholes, repaired. Slight toning, soiling, and creasing, a few marks. Please see photos for details.

Kusunoki Masashige and Troops, Shut up in Shihaya Castle, Defeat the Minamoto clan by Burning down the Bridge, 1848 by Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870)
Kusunoki Masashige and Troops, Shut up in Shihaya Castle, Defeat the Minamoto clan by Burning down the Bridge, 1848 by Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870)

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