Soga Juro and Oiso Tora Gozen, 1890 - Beautiful image of the young samurai Soga Juro Sukenari and his lover, Lady Oiso no Tora, under a full moon in a lovely garden. A young girl tugs on the warrior's straw hat as he prepares to leave, while the beauty watches wistfully from her seat on the verandah. Sadly, Juro will not return to his beloved. One of the famous Soga Brothers, Juro, and his brother Goro, successfully avenged their father's murder in 1193 by killing his assassin, but Juro was killed during the fight and Goro was executed. A beautiful and moving scene from this famous tale of honor and revenge, with fine color and detail, including embossing on the beauty's white kimono and soft bokashi shading in the night sky. A handsome choice for a collector interested in classic Japanese tales.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 13 5/8" x 27 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Three separate panels, backed with somewhat stiff paper. Slight soiling, a few marks on background and creases. Please see photos for details.
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