Battle of Kawanakajima

by Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870)

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Battle of Kawanakajima by Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870)

Original Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870) Japanese Woodblock Print
Battle of Kawanakajima

Comments - Striking depiction of the two great generals Takeda Shingen and Uesugi Kenshin at the Battle of Kawanakajima. At right, Kenshin charges ahead on a black horse, gripping his sword overhead, ready to attack. At left, Shingen is seated on a camp stool, holding the iron battle fan he will use to deflect the coming blow, clutching a string of prayer beads in his other hand. His retainers ready themselves to defend him with spears, as a few samurai tumble to the ground in the center. A cloud of smoke drifts upwards at right, with the undulating current of the river creating a dramatic pattern at left. A dramatic scene illustrating the famous 16th century war between Kai and Echigo provinces, nicely detailed.

Artist - Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 28 1/2"

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three separate panels, backed with paper. Small loss, a few wormholes, repaired. Slight toning and soiling. Please see photos for details.

Battle of Kawanakajima by Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870)
Battle of Kawanakajima by Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870)

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