Original Meiji era Japanese Woodblock Print
Yoritomo's Hunt at Mt. Fuji Paper Model Set
Paper Model Sets - Fuji Arts is pleased to offer a terrific group of complete and uncut paper model sets. These entertaining 19th century prints were designed to be cut apart and formed into three-dimensional models. An inset cartouche provides an example of the finished scene once assembled. Using the scene as a guide, the model builder could cut out the different components of the scene from the prints and create the model. Sets usually include a variety of figures, accessories, and background elements, brightly colored and nicely detailed, with subjects ranging from kabuki plays to famous samurai battles.
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Comments - Terrific paper model set depicting the Shogun Yoritomo's famous hunt at the foot of Mt. Fuji in 1193. Includes two panels with figures of the samurai Tadatsune killing a giant boar, samurai on horseback and on foot, beaters, and a variety of animals. The setting includes a pavilion and tent walls with samurai crests on them, with Mt. Fuji in the distance. A fascinating paper model set illustrating this historic event, with wonderful detail and lively color.
Artist - Meiji era artist (unsigned)
Image Size - Each panel approximately 13 5/8" x 8 7/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This item with separate panels. Bright and clean. One small hole in top corner from previous string binding, as is usual for paper model prints. Please see photos for details.