Colour woodblock print, ukiyo-e

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Colour woodblock print, ukiyo-e

Triptych entitled Yashima O Kassen (The great battle of Yashima) by Kuniyoshi signed Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi published by Ise-1 and censored Hama Magome, black aratame.

The triptych illustrates the battle of Yashima 1185 when Noritsune, seen here on the left shaking his fist, pursues Yoshitsune who jumped into another boat to get away. Benkei and Kikuo Maru can be seen in the melee on the right.

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Online ID: 000-100-103-436-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1968.549
Date: 1849 - 1852
Material: Rice paper with polychrome aniline dyes
Dimensions: 733.00 mm x 362.00 mm
What: Print, colour / triptych / Yashima / battle
Subject: Prints
Who: Kuniyoshi (Artist)
Where: Japan
Event: Battle of Yashima
Description: Colour triptych print showing YASHIMA O-KASSEN or The great battle of Yashima: Japan, by Kuniyoshi, 1849 - 1852
  • Robinson, B.W. Kuniyoshi, the Warrior-Prints. 1982 Oxford. P179,T230 
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