Kuniyoshi: The Tengu and Ushiwaka fight with Benkei (Heike no kyôshaku akugaku wo sô mi Kurama...)
Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title: The Tengu and Ushiwaka fight with Benkei (Heike no kyôshaku akugaku wo sô mi Kurama...)
Musashibô Benkei with his seven weapons fights against Ushiwakamaru, who is aided by the magical tengu. Minamoto no Ushiwakamaru jumps on the rails of the Gojô bridge in Kyoto, and has just tossed his fan at Benkei’s head. The text tells that Sôjôbô of Mt. Kurama and eight tengu who are against the Taira clan fight for Ushiwakamaru as shadows in order to help him to overcome Benkei so that Benkei becomes Ushiwakamaru’s warrior to revive the Minato clan.
Condition: Very good/excellent impression, color and condition. Untrimmed sheets.
Dimensions: ôban triptych
Publisher: Enshû-ya Hikobei
Literature: Robinson “The Warrior Prints” number T194, page 177.
Seal: Censors’ seals: Mera & Murata
Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga with his paulownia seal