Kuniyoshi: Miyamoto Musashi and Bat

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Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title: Miyamoto Musashi and Bat
Series: Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaidô Road
Date: 6/1852

Miyamoto Musashi is considered the greatest Japanese swordsman in history. He was the author of “The Book of Five Rings”, still in print today. Here we see Musahi on a primitive cable car-type device that was used to traverse ravines. He is being menaced by a giant bat, its sharp teeth bared.

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Kazusaya Iwazô
Literature: See Sarah Thompson’s “The Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaidô”, figure 67, page 151.
Seal: kiri
Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga