The Battle of Shijo Nawate at Kyoto, 1862 - Incredible triptych of the bloody Battle of Shijo Nawate at Kyoto in 1348. In the center, Kusunoki Masatsura battles the forces of Ashikaga Takauji, gripping his sword overhead as blood runs from wounds to his face and upper body. A hail of arrows flies through the night sky as fires light up the sky with orange clouds of smoke. In a rather gruesome scene at left, a samurai bites an enemy's neck. At right two warriors tend to a fallen man, leaning over him solicitously with a dipper of water. Kusunoki Masatsura was killed during the battle at the young age of twenty-two. A fantastic samurai. The Victoria and Albert Museum in London has this image in its collection.
Artist - Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870)
Image Size - 14" x 29" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three attached panels. Paper remnants on reverse at top edge from previous mounting. Vertical folds between panels. Small losses at edges, a few holes, repaired. Slight toning, soiling, and creasing. Please see photos for details.
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