Mitsutoki Reporting to Tomomori at the Battle of Dan-no-ura, circa 1842 - 1843

by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

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Mitsutoki Reporting to Tomomori at the Battle of Dan-no-ura, circa 1842 - 1843 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Original Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861) Japanese Woodblock Print
Mitsutoki Reporting to Tomomori at the Battle of Dan-no-ura, circa 1842 - 1843

Comments - Terrific Kuniyoshi triptych illustrating the samurai Mitsutoki reporting to Tomomori at the Battle of Dan-no-ura on the deck of the Taira flagship. The warrior kneels at left, gesturing with his hand, his hair blowing wildly around his face, arrows protruding from his armor and littering the deck. Tomomori frowns at the messenger, clutching a naginata in one hand. He wears a gray and white outer robe patterned with the butterfly symbol of the Taira Clan, a golden butterfly adorning the white sash tied around his forehead. The boy Emperor Entoku is held up by a princess at left, his elderly grandmother seated before him. The battle against the Minamoto fleet went badly for the Taira, and Tomomori committed suicide by tying himself to an anchor and jumping into the sea. A fantastic depiction of a sobering moment during this important naval battle.

Artist - Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Image Size - 13 3/8" x 28 7/8"

Condition - Good detail. A few small repairs.

Mitsutoki Reporting to Tomomori at the Battle of Dan-no-ura, circa 1842 - 1843 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
Mitsutoki Reporting to Tomomori at the Battle of Dan-no-ura, circa 1842 - 1843 by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

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