Arts and Designs of Japan
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Artist Yoshitoshi
Title Shizuka Gozen and Yoshitsune part in the snow in Yoshino
Date 1886
Publisher Sasaki
Format Oban triptych (27 1/2" X 13 7/8")
Comment Burnishing, metallics, gofun (white pigment spattered on the surface); sheets backed and trimmed
A moving depiction of this sad scene where Yoshitsune must leave his mistress Shizuka behind as he flees to avoid his brother's pursuit. He has given her his favorite drum and his trusted retainer Sato Tadanobu to protect her.
Price $450.
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