Comments - Fantastic scene of Kusunoki Masashige and his men making straw dummies to trick the enemy into exhausting their arrows. In the center, a dummy is tied to the trunk of a pine tree, complete with a hat and a wooden pole as a spear. Two men on the slope behind him gesture at the banners and pennants of the enemy in the distance. Below, samurai carry dummies bristling with arrows above their heads, while the retainers at lower right have removed the arrows and are bundling them up for future use. At far right, Kusunoki sits on a folding camp stool surrounded by samurai, watching the operations as smoke billows upwards from a nearby bonfire. A fascinating design with wonderful detail and an atmospheric night setting. The first time we've offered this terrific Kuniyoshi triptych.
Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Image Size - 14 1/2" x 29 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels. Horizontal centerfold. Slight thinning and a few losses at edges, a few holes, repaired. Creasing, wrinkling, slight toning and soiling, slight rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details.
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