Arts and Designs of Japan
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Artist Kiyochika
Title Defying a shower of bullets, he opens Hyonmu Gate alone (during the Sino-Japanese War)
Date November 1894
Publisher Matsuki Heikichi
Format Oban triptych (28 1/2" X 14 1/4")
Comment The subject of this scene is not identified in the title, but it is Harada Jukichi who scaled the Hyonmu Gate in the assault on PyongYang during the Sino-Japanese War. Kiyochika focuses on the moonlit landscape, leaving the military action visible in silhouette below the ramparts.
Price $375.
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