Comments - Lively depiction of the Battle of Ueno at Kaneiji Shrine in 1868. The battle took place between Meiji Imperial forces and samurai loyal to the Tokugawa Shogunate during the Boshin or Todai Wars of 1868-69. Kaneiji Shrine was the most important Buddhist temple during the Tokugawa era. The samurai, armed with swords, spears, and naginata, were no match for the guns and cannons of the Meiji troops, although they fought bravely. Clouds of smoke and flames pour from the temple buildings at upper left and right as fighting continues throughout the grounds. An action-packed image.
Artist - Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)
Image Size - 13 7/8" x 9" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Small hole, repaired. Creasing, slight soiling at edges. Please see photos for details.
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