The Battle of Ueno Toeizan, 1874

by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

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The Battle of Ueno Toeizan, 1874 by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

Original Kunisada II (1823 - 1880) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Battle of Ueno Toeizan, 1874

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The Battle of Ueno Toeizan, 1874 - Dramatic image of the Battle of Ueno at Toeizan Kaneiji Temple in 1868. The battle took place between Meiji Imperial forces and samurai loyal to the Tokugawa Shogunate during the Boshin or Todai Wars of 1868-1869. Kaneiji Shrine was the most important Buddhist temple during the Tokugawa era. This amazing work depicts the Meiji soldiers on foot charging towards the entrance into the shrine at lower left as shots fly through the air. 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 as samurai rush across the grounds. An interesting panoramic view of this historic battle.

Artist - Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

Image Size - 14" x 9 1/2" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Horizontal folds. A few small holes, repaired. Creasing, slight toning and soiling, a few marks and stains. Please see photos for details.

The Battle of Ueno Toeizan, 1874 by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)
The Battle of Ueno Toeizan, 1874 by Kunisada II (1823 - 1880)

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