Doi Raising an Army at Mt. Sugiyama, 1847 - 1852 - Fantastic scene of the great general Minamoto no Yoritomo and his men hiding in a hollow tree at upper right following his defeat at the Battle of Ishibashiyama in 1180. Surrounded by enemy forces, his spy among the Taira, Kajiwara Kagetoki, diverts Yoritomo's pursuers away from the hiding place as he stands atop the tree trunk at upper right, gesturing with his hand, his helmet topped with antlers. At center left of the right panel, Doi Jiro watches the approaching enemies, pointing his finger in the air. At far left, a general on a black horse looks up with an angry grimace as a blue bird overhead, bolts of lightning flashing across the night sky. Fighting continues in the distance, with samurai fighting on foot and on horseback, the figures in dark silhouette, including a warrior and swords flying through the air. A terrific depiction of this famous incident, with a dramatic setting.
Artist - Yoshitora (active circa 1836 - 1887)
Image Size - 14 3/8" x 29 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Three separate panels, backed with paper. Losses and wormholes, rubbing along flattened vertical folds, slight curling. Please see photos for details.
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