Original Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870) Japanese Woodblock Print
Sato Tadanobu Battling Monks at Mt. Yoshino, 1858
Comments - Fantastic image of the great warrior Sato Tadanobu on the verandah of a temple on Mt. Yoshino, facing off against a troop of warrior monks. A brave retainer of Minamoto no Yoshitsune, Tadanobu stands with one foot balancing on the verandah railing, his sword in hand as he prepares to leap over the side to do battle with the priest Yokawa Kakuhan. Kakuhan stands below, gesturing with his hand, frowning with displeasure as his men gather behind him. The view looks out over a lake surrounded by mountains, snowflakes falling through the dark night air. A terrific composition with a stunning natural setting and handsome wood grain impression. A great subject for a samurai enthusiast.
Artist - Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870)
Image Size - 28 3/4" x 14"
Condition - With excellent color and detail. Backed with old paper. Three panels, attached at the seams. A few small wormholes repaired from reverse. Some light soiling. Please see photos for details. Good overall.