Soga Juro and Oiso Tora Gozen, 1890

by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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Soga Juro and Oiso Tora Gozen, 1890 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Soga Juro and Oiso Tora Gozen, 1890

Comments - Beautiful image of the young samurai Soga Juro Sukenari and his lover, Lady Oiso no Tora, under a full moon in a lovely garden. A young girl tugs on the warrior's straw hat as he prepares to leave, while the beauty watches wistfully from her seat on the verandah. Sadly, Juro would not return to his beloved. One of the famous Soga Brothers, Juro, and his brother Goro, successfully avenged their father's murder in 1193 by killing his assassin, but Juro was killed during the fight and Goro was executed. A beautiful and moving scene from this famous tale of honor and revenge, with fine color and detail, including embossing on the beauty's white kimono and soft bokashi shading in the night sky. A handsome choice for a collector interested in classic Japanese tales.

Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Image Size - 13 7/8" x 27 3/4" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice color and good detail. Horizontal centerfold. A couple small repairs, light creasing throughout, fold at corner.

Soga Juro and Oiso Tora Gozen, 1890 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Soga Juro and Oiso Tora Gozen, 1890 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Soga Juro and Oiso Tora Gozen, 1890 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

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