Arts and Designs of Japan
March Selection March 2017

Artist Kuniyoshi
Title Kihan (returning sailboats) – Koman, holding the Minamoto banner while swimming across Lake Biwa, is attacked by Taira Sanemori
Series Mitate Hakkei – Scenes for the Eight Views
Date c. 1846
Publisher Iseya Ichibei
Format Oban triptych (29 3/4" X 14 3/4")
Comment Sheets backed, unattached, slight centerfolds
There is a kabuki play that tells the story of the faithful Koman who gripped the Minamoto banner so tightly in her hand that it could not even be pried out after her death. Her severed arm is discovered in Lake Biwa by her young son after she is killed by the Taira.
Price $950.
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