Samurai Toy Print

by Meiji era artist (not read)

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Samurai Toy Print by Meiji era artist (not read)

Original Meiji era Japanese Woodblock Print
Samurai Toy Print

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Samurai Toy Print - Interesting toy print divided into twenty small subjects that could be cut apart into cards to play with. Subjects feature famous samurai or events, with several subjects running across more than one card. At upper left, the Soga Brothers are shown during the night attack on Yoritomo's hunting camp at the foot of Mt. Fuji. In the second row at right, Minamoto no Yoritomo and his men hide in a hollow tree following his defeat at the Battle of Ishibashiyama. Directly below, the warrior Kusunoki Masashige says farewell to his son before the Battle of Minatogawa. Kusunoki led his men into the field at the emperor's order, knowing that his side faced superior forces and almost certain death. Kusunoki is remembered for his extreme loyalty and self-sacrifice, and a monument to him stands outside the Imperial Palace. A handsome example of an omocha-e or toy print.

Artist - Meiji era artist (not read)

Image Size - 13 5/8" x 9" + margins as shown

Condition - Good detail. Small loss, wormholes, repaired. A few creases.

Samurai Toy Print by Meiji era artist (not read)
Samurai Toy Print by Meiji era artist (not read)

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