Original Kokunimasa (1874 - 1944) Japanese Woodblock Print
Kajiwara Genda in the Ikuta Woods, 1894
Comments - Fantastic scene of Kajiwara Genda Kagesue fighting in the Ikuta Woods during the Battle of Ichi-no-tani. He is recognizable by the branch of flowering plum visible above his back, which he had earlier placed in his quiver. He grips his sword above his head with both hands as he eyes his opponent with wild determination. His enemy has tumbled to the ground, still brandishing his weapon as he falls. Other warriors come rushing to attack the brave samurai at right as a hail of arrows flies through the air. Delicate pink petals and blossoms shower down over the combatants as they clash. A great dramatic image, with beautiful color and detail in the fabrics and armor, including touches of burnishing.
Artist - Kokunimasa (1874 - 1944)
Image Size - 13 1/2" x 26 3/4"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three attached panels, backed with paper. Slight soiling, a few light creases and spots. Please note: because of the size, this print may be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details. Good overall.