Arts and Designs of Japan
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Artist Eisai
Title Harunaga Honnoji Kassen – Harunaga (Oda Nobunaga) in battle at Honno Temple
Date 11/1868
Publisher Kiya Sakutaro
Format Oban triptych (28" X 13 3/4")
Comment At this temple in Kyoto in 1582, Akechi Mitsuhide attacked Oda Nobunaga who, having been wounded, committed suicide. This may be showing a contemporary engagement of the Meiji Restoration disguised as a historical battle.
Price $300.
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