Kuniyoshi: Taira Ghosts attacking Yoshitsune’s Ship (Sold)
Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title: Taira Ghosts attacking Yoshitsune’s Ship
Series: Snow Moon, and Flowers in Our Midst (Yuki tsuki hana no uchi)
Date: ca 1849-1851
The Ghosts of the Taira Attack Yoshitsune in Daimotsu Bay. Famous design of the ghosts of slain Taira warriors rising up and creating a storm to try and sink Yoshitsune’s ship. In a play written about the incident, the faithful monk Benkei comes to the rescue by offering prayers, which causes the storm to abate.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Publisher: Enshuya Hikobei
Literature: “Heroes & Ghosts”, #86.
Seal: Censor’s seals Fuku and Murumatsu
Signature: Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga with his paulawnia seal