Yoshikazu: Battle with smokescreen
Artist: Utagawa Yoshikazu
Title: Battle with smokescreen
Date: 1853, 4th month
The Battle of Kurikaradani at Tonamiyama in Kaga Province, on the Sixth Day of the Fifth Month, 1183 (Juei ninen gogatsu muika Kaga no kuni Tonami-yama Kurikaradani kasssen no zu). We see the defeat of the Taira clan at the Battle of Kurikara. The Minamoto clan ambushed their opponents by forcing them into a closed-off valley via a stampede of oxen bearing torches on their horns.
Condition: Very good impression, excellent color and condition. Minor creasing.
Dimensions: ôban triptych
Literature: See MFA example (incomplete)
Seal: Censors of Kinugasa and Murata, plus date (Ox) seal
Signature: Ichijusai Yoshikazu ga