The Battle of Akasaka

by Shunsho (1726 - 1792)

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The Battle of Akasaka by Shunsho (1726 - 1792)

Original Shunsho (1726 - 1792) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Battle of Akasaka

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Musha-e - Literally translated as "warrior pictures," musha-e became popular during the Edo era, depicting samurai from both myth and legend and historic figures. Subjects range from single portraits of famous generals to lively battle scenes filled with action, by artists such as Kuniyoshi, Sadahide, and Yoshikazu. Subjects from the Meiji era often depict the Satsuma Rebellion between disaffected former samurai and the Imperial Army, the Sino-Japanese War against China, or the Russo-Japanese War, a genre known as senso-e (literally "war pictures"). Nicely detailed, these great images are a nice choice for a collector interested in the warrior tradition.

The Battle of Akasaka - Dramatic scene from the Battle of Akasaka of warriors atop a rocky cliff throwing boulders down at their enemies. At center left, a huge rock falls onto the samurai below, while above, a warrior holds a tree trunk above his head as he prepares to fling it down, two of his fellow retainers holding other stones. A lively scene.

Artist - Shunsho (1726 - 1792)

Image Size - 14 5/8" x 9 7/8"

Condition - Good detail. A few repairs. Diagonal wrinkling, slight rubbing at edges.

The Battle of Akasaka by Shunsho (1726 - 1792)
The Battle of Akasaka by Shunsho (1726 - 1792)

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