The Great Battle of Awazugahara, 1853

by Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870)

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The Great Battle of Awazugahara, 1853 by Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870)

Original Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Great Battle of Awazugahara, 1853

Comments - Great depiction of the Battle of Awazugahara, the last stand of Minamoto no Yoshinaka. fighting against his cousins, Minamoto no Yoshitsune and Minamoto no Noriyori, Yoshinaka gallops along, sending an enemy flailing backwards with a thrust of his spear, his horse covered with mud. The battle took place on the muddy rice fields of Awazu, and when Yoshinaka's horse became stuck in the mud, he committed suicide. A bold design with a large pine tree framing subject scene and mountains in the distance. The first time we've seen this samurai design.

Artist - Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870)

Image Size - 14" x 28 3/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Three separate panels. Small losses and holes, repaired. Wrinkling, vertical fold in center panel. Please see photos for details.

The Great Battle of Awazugahara, 1853 by Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870)
The Great Battle of Awazugahara, 1853 by Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870)

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