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Another Ukiyo-E from the famous “100 Aspects of the Moon” serie by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi. Here we can see a scene from the even more famous 47 Ronin tale where Kobayashi Heihachiro (one of Moronao’s man), desperately fending off the attacks of the Ronin. In case you didn’t read “The revenge of the 47 Ronin” you can find …

I’m a bit in a rush and couldn’t really find any more accurate/details on this scene that portraits Akushichibyôe Kagekiyo in monk’s habit ready to resist arrest. Who know or found a bit more backgroundinfo on this ?

A very colorful & powerful woodblok print today of Imagawa Yoshimoto. I’m not sure what scene this is but it might be the battle of Okehazama where his army was defeated (and himself killed) by the troops of Oda Nobunaga.

In this print the Ronin Onodera Junai Hidetomo is seen looking to the distance with a pennant on his back. The writing recounts that Hidetomo was over sixty but brave and a good warrior. He was also a scholar and as the time of the conflict drew near he wrote this poem: As one grows […]

Title: Untitled Description: The hero Raikô (Minamoto no Yorimitsu) in his sickness is tormented by the Earth Spider, one of whose legs he has cut off, but it is replaced by a human arm Publisher: Nishimura-ya Yohachi Date: Robinson:

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