Comments - Interesting scene from the Battle of Fujikawa showing Taira troops along the shore of the Fujikawa River. The Minamoto and Taira armies camped alongside the river on the night before the battle. According to legend, the birds along the river made such a commotion that the Taira troops fled, fearing a surprise attack by a much larger force. The Taira commander sits on a folding stool at far right, surrounded by his men, gesturing with his tasseled command baton, his men watching the sky as orange smoke billows up from a bonfire. In the distance at center left, the dark silhouettes of dozens of geese taking flight can be seen against the gray night sky. Nicely detailed.
Artist - Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)
Image Size - 13 3/4" x 9 5/8" + left margin as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Slight paper remnants on reverse at sides from previous mounting. Small loss at edge, a few holes, repaired. Creasing, wrinkling, slight soiling. Please see photos for details.
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