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(1839 - 1892)
Mirror of Famous Commanders of Great Japan
Udaisho Minamoto no Yoritomo releasing cranes

Signed:                         ôju Yoshitoshi
Seal:                             Taiso
Date:                            c. 1876
Publisher:                    Funazu Chûjirô
Size:                              ôban tate-e (c. 37 x 25 cms / c. 14 1/2" x 9 7/8")

FINE impression and color, a short faint
crease mark, else in fine condition.
With areas of blind printing.

ref. no.:  # 763199
- Sold -
The series, "Dai Nippon meishô kagami" depicts portraits of famous warriors of Japan.
The print depicts Udaishô Minamoto no Yoritomo (1147-99) releasing cranes (a pious Buddhist practice) on the sea shore. Yoritomo destroyed the Taira and was the first Kamakura shogun.

Reference:   Schaap, "Beauty and Violence ...", series 27, no. 7.

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