Arts and Designs of Japan
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Artist Chikanobu
Title #5 – Tajima no kami Norimasa playing his biwa all night in the fourth month of 1183 while a dragon hovers above him
Series Nihon Rekishi Kyokun Ga – Lessons from Japan's History
Date September 1897
Publisher Tsunashima Kamekichi
Format Oban triptych (29" X 14 1/2")
Comment Norimasa was part of the forces pursuing Kiso Yoshinaka in his flight from Kyoto. Here he is on the island of Chikubu in Lake Biwa, a place sacred to Kannon.
Price $450.
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