The Armor Pulling Scene, No. 12 - Interesting depiction of the famous armor pulling scene (kusazurubiki) from the tale of the Soga Brothers. Believing his brother's life to be in danger, the hot-tempered Soga Goro Tokimune tries to rush off to save him, while his friend Asahina Saburo tries to stop him from acting hastily. Asahina has grabbed hold of Goro's armor, falling backwards onto the floor as the plate rips off in his hand. This is the first time we've seen this horizontal yotsugiri or quarter oban size series. A nice complement to Hiroshige's oban format series of the same theme.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 4" x 6" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. A few holes and thinning spots, repaired. Slight toning and soiling. Please see photos for details.
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