Kiso Yoshinaka at the Battle of Awazu

by Yoshifuji (1828 - 1889)

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Kiso Yoshinaka at the Battle of Awazu by Yoshifuji (1828 - 1889)

Original Yoshifuji (1828 - 1889) Japanese Woodblock Print
Kiso Yoshinaka at the Battle of Awazu

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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.

Kiso Yoshinaka at the Battle of Awazu - Dramatic scene of two samurai fighting during the Battle of Awazu, where Minamoto no Yoshinaka, the Lord of Kiso, and his troops fought against his brothers Minamoto no Yoshitsune and Minamoto no Noriyori. In the center, Yoshinaka's foster brother Imai Shiro Kanehiro thrusts a polearm at his enemy Jiro Ishida Tamehisa, who raises a sword high above his head to attack. The men stand outside the entrance to a building among tall pine trees. At upper left, Yoshinaka's horse can be seen mired in the mud, where Yoshinaka was killed by an arrow fired by Tamehisa when his horse became stuck. Samurai rush past the animal along a dike as they make their way towards the two warriors at right. A bold design with expressive figures and an interesting composition.

Artist - Yoshifuji (1828 - 1889)

Image Size - 14" x 28 7/8" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice detail. Backed with paper. Vertical folds between panels, a couple creases at edges.

Kiso Yoshinaka at the Battle of Awazu by Yoshifuji (1828 - 1889)
Kiso Yoshinaka at the Battle of Awazu by Yoshifuji (1828 - 1889)

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