Original Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Great Wada Rebellion in the Fifth Month of 1213, 1855
Comments - Fantastic battle scene from the 13th century Wada rebellion against the Hojo. In the center, a warrior on horseback rips the shoulder plate from an enemy on the ground, sending him tumbling backwards. He grips an iron club in his other hand, glaring furiously as the wind whips his long hair back from his face. At right, a samurai on a dappled horse leaps across the castle moat, men waving anxiously at him from the far shore. At left, another mounted samurai battles men on the ground with his sword, sending his opponent flying. The fight takes place at the entrance to a castle, a stone wall rising behind the combatants and the moat extending at right. A lively design with wonderful detail in the armor and expressive faces.
Artist - Yoshikazu (active circa 1850 - 1870)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 28 3/8" + margin as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Three attached panels, backed with paper. A few wormholes and losses, repaired. Creasing, slight toning and soiling, slight rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details.