||Bunji Yonen Sesshu Daimotsu no Ura Nampu no Zu – Adverse winds at Daimotsu Bay in Sesshu in 1888|
Benkei, Yoshitsune and their men attacked by the ghosts of the Taira warriors in Daimotsu Bay
||Oban triptych (29 7/8" X 14 3/8")|
||Embossing on the sail|
Three years after the Minamoto forces completely defeated the Taira at the battle of Dan no Ura in 1185, Yoshitsune was fleeing from his brother Yoritomo. Passing through the same waters, a huge storm blew up suddenly and the ghosts of the drowned Taira warriors rose up from the waves to attack Yoshitsune and his men. A very dramatic scene. Rare, early Kunichika work.