Comments - Great image of Washio Saburo fighting a black bear in the forest during the Battle of Ichi-no-Tani. The brave young man grips the animal in a headlock, his fist drawn back and ready to strike. A blue rushing waterfall makes a dramatic backdrop for the struggle. The scene takes place on the slope of Hiyodori Gorge, where Minamoto no Yoshitsune was leading a surprise attack on the Taira fortress at Ichi-no-Tani below. A terrific design with excellent detail in the armor and expressions, and a nice setting deep in the forest.
Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Image Size - 13 1/4" x 9"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Slight separation and thinning along horizontal and vertical folds, small losses at corners. repaired. Creasing and wrinkling, slight soiling. Please see photos for details.
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