(1839-1892)
Famous swordsman fighting the tengu king
Date: 1867
The famous swordsman Tsukahara Bokuden seems to be sparring with the tengu king, who here has mostly human features but is dressed as a yamabushi. The yamabushi uses only a staff, while the young man is fighting with a sword. They may be in the tengu’s hidden mountain country, as we see a waterfall flowing in the misty distance. The staff is raised in front of the title cartouche, so the writing must flow around it.
Publisher: Masuda-ya
Size: ôban
Signed:
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Some trimming left side only.
Inventory Number: YOT651
$1200
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