Sasaki Ganryu and the Servant Shichisuke, 1847 - 1850

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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Sasaki Ganryu and the Servant Shichisuke, 1847 - 1850 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) Japanese Woodblock Print
Sasaki Ganryu and the Servant Shichisuke, 1847 - 1850

Series; The Heroes Sasaki and Miyamoto: A Tale of Two Swords

The Heroes Sasaki and Miyamoto: A Tale of Two Swords - Great design from a rare Toyokuni III series depicting episodes from the lives of the famous swordsmen Sasaki Ganryu and Miyamoto Musashi, who were rivals. Musashi is best known for introducing the two sword technique and for winning an unprecedented 61 duels. Ganryu founded a school of swordsmanship called Ganryu (Large Rock style), and excelled in the use of the sword known as nodachi or odachi, which was longer than a katana. According to legend, the pair fought a duel in which Musashi killed Ganryu. Each prints features expressive figures in nicely detailed settings, with a text panel above surrounded by a simulated black lacquer frame.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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

Condition - Nice color and detail. Small repair, a couple light creases at edges.

Sasaki Ganryu and the Servant Shichisuke, 1847 - 1850 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Sasaki Ganryu and the Servant Shichisuke, 1847 - 1850 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)

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