Arts and Designs of Japan
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Artist Hokui
Title Benkei and Yoshitsune on a boat at Daimotsu-no-ura in Settsu Province seeing the ghosts of Tomomori and other Taira warriors emerging from the waves
Date c. 1850
Publisher Kazusaya Iwakichi
Format Oban triptych (29" X 14 3/8")
Comment Mica in the sky; minor repairs
Rare artist, a student of Hokusai, known for a few dramatic triptychs.
Here the ghosts of Tomomori and the other Taira warriors are haunting their enemy Yoshitsune and his men.
Price $1950.
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