Original Toyonobu (1859 - 1886) Japanese Woodblock Print
Yokawa Kakuhan at Mt. Yoshino, 1882
Comments - Great scene from a famous episode from the life of Minamoto no Yoshitsune. Facing an attack by warrior monks, Yoshitsune's brave retainer Sato Tadanobu disguised himself in his master's armor to allow him to escape. Here, the priest Yokawa Kakuhan crouches behind a tree, gripping a naginata with both hands as he creeps forward, a monk's mantle wrapped about his head. His black robe features a subtle burnished geometric pattern. Snow falls heavily over the scene, with the red temple building nestled among the tree trees. A great warrior portrait, beautifully detailed.
Artist - Toyonobu (1859 - 1886)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 9 3/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Horizontal centerfold. A couple holes, repaired. A few creases and small spots. Please see photos for details.