Yoshitsune Learning the Martial Arts on Mount Kurama

by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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Yoshitsune Learning the Martial Arts on Mount Kurama by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Original Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892) Japanese Woodblock Print
Yoshitsune Learning the Martial Arts on Mount Kurama

Series; Sketches by Yoshitoshi (Yoshitoshi Manga)

Yoshitsune Learning the Martial Arts on Mount Kurama - Fantastic Yoshitoshi diptych of the young Yoshitsune learning to fence under the direction of Sojobo, the king of the tengu, at Mount Kurama. Winged spirits with bird-like beaks and claws, tengu are known for their fencing ability, and Yoshitoshi trained under their leader. The young boy leaps agilely into the air, dodging a blow from the flowering cherry branch wielded by Sojobo, raising his own sword high above his head. The old warrior watches his student keenly, directing him with his finger as he crouches on one knee. A waterfall rushes down the cliff behind him, and a spray of cherry blossom petals flies through the air under a glowing full moon. A terrific depiction from the life of this legendary Minamoto warrior.

Artist - Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

Image Size - 13 3/4" x 18 1/4" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Two attached panels, backed with paper. Slight separation at ends of vertical centerfold, repaired. Light diagonal fold at corner. Please see photos for details.

Yoshitsune Learning the Martial Arts on Mount Kurama by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Yoshitsune Learning the Martial Arts on Mount Kurama by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

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