Guns, swords and smoke
Date: 1868/5th month
The Battle of Odai Castle in Shinano Province (Shinshû odaijô kassen no zu). This 16th century battle was fought between Odai Yorisada and Takeda Shingen. The central figure is Yorisada, who clutches at his bloody forehead with one hand and looses the grip of his sword with the other, as he has just been shot in the head. Two decapitated heads are in the foreground, and two corpses with blue complexions lie in pools of blood. Shingen’s troops form a tight phalanx that feels disciplined and impenetrable, while Yorisada’s troops seem scattered and unprepared.
Publisher: Tamaya Sosuke
Condition: Excellent impression and color; very good condition. Wrinkles.
Inventory Number: YOT682