The First Battle at the Erecting of Yoshinaka’s Standard in Shinano, circa 1834 - Great depiction of the legendary woman warrior Tomoe gozen (Lady Tomoe) in battle serving Minamoto no Yoshinaka. The beauty prepares to stab her enemy Kurotsuka Hachiro with her sword, her other hand at his throat as she forces him backwards atop a fallen samurai. She does not wear armor but layers of kimono, the sleeves tied back with a sash. Her hair is elegantly arranged in a large bun adorned with ribbons and clusters of small blue flowers, her neat appearance contrasting with the dramatic action of the scene. Fighting continues on the rocky shore all around her, with a dappled horse at upper right that has lost its rider. A lively design, beautifully detailed.
Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Image Size - 13 3/4" x 9 1/8"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Horizontal centerfold. Stitching holes at side, a few holes, repaired. Creasing, slight soiling, slight rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details.
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