Kusunoki Masashige

by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

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Kusunoki Masashige by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Original Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861) Japanese Woodblock Print
Kusunoki Masashige

Series; Stories of a Hundred Heroes of High Renown, 1843 - 1844
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Kusunoki Masashige - Handsome portrait of the great samurai Kusunoki Masashige, a brilliant strategist and general who fought to restore the exiled Emperor Go-Daigo to the throne. At the Battle of Minatogawa, Kusunoki led his men into the field at the emperor's order, knowing that his side faced superior forces and almost certain death. Badly defeated, Kusunoki and his remaining men committed suicide. Kusunoki is remembered for his extreme loyalty and self-sacrifice, and a monument to him stands outside the Imperial Palace. Here, he sits on a stool with a compass on his lap, a celestial globe at his side as a symbol of his knowledge. He looks up with a determined expression, wearing a blue kamishimo over a plaid kimono, and a tall black court cap. A nice design.

Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Image Size - 12 3/4" x 9"

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Horizontal and vertical folds. Large losses and tears at edges, a few holes, repaired. Soiling, staining, creasing, toning. Please see photos for details.

Kusunoki Masashige by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Kusunoki Masashige by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

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