Comments - Fantastic kabuki scene depicting the Fourth Battle of Kawanakajima in 1561 between the forces of Takeda Shingen and Uesugi Kenshin. In the center, Kenshin gallops into the enemy camp on a brown horse, swinging his sword at his enemy in a surprise attack. At left, Shingen deftly thrusts out his iron battle fan to deflect the coming blow. He wears a striking helmet topped with a horned demon and flowing white wig. At right, Shingen's trusted general Yamamoto Kansuke wields a pole arm against an attacker, grimacing with rage. The actors are Nakamura Shikan IV as Takeda Shingen, Bando Hikosaburo V as Uesugi Kenshin, and Onoe Kikugoro V as Yamamoto Kansuke. A dramatic design with large bold figures and vibrant color.
Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Image Size - 13 3/4" x 27 7/8"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three attached panels, backed with paper. Vertical and diagonal folds. A few small tears at edges and holes, repaired. Creasing throughout, slight toning and soiling, slight rubbing at edges, stain. Please see photos for details.
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