Revenge at Iga Pass (Igagoe), circa 1844 - 1845

by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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Revenge at Iga Pass (Igagoe), circa 1844 - 1845 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Original Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Print
Revenge at Iga Pass (Igagoe), circa 1844 - 1845

Series; Illustrations of Loyalty and Vengeance (Chuko Adauchi Zue)

Revenge at Iga Pass (Igagoe), circa 1844 - 1845 - Fantastic scene from the story "The Igagoe Revenge," a true tale that resulted in many popular kabuki plays. The hero, Shizuma, enlists the help of the master swordsman Masaemon to avenge his father's death, waiting to attack the murderer Kawai Matagoro as he travels through Iga Pass. The warrior scowls as he sits on a bench at a rest stop high above the pass, urging his companion to remain silent as he hears Matagoro's party making its way along the steep pass below. His fellow samurai wear white robes over their armor, their sleeves tied back with sashes as they prepare for the fight. A platter of fish rests on the bench beside him, and more fish are displayed on skewers inside the rustic vendor's shop at right. An unusual illustration depicting the moments leading up to the climactic battle, rather than the fight itself. A great design from this rarely seen Hiroshige series.

Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Image Size - 13 1/2" x 9 1/4" + margins as shown

Condition - Good detail. A couple small repairs.

Revenge at Iga Pass (Igagoe), circa 1844 - 1845 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Revenge at Iga Pass (Igagoe), circa 1844 - 1845 by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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