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Series: The Meiji period (明治時代, Meiji-jidai)
Restoration: 1868 -1912

Category: Women Samurai

Accession Number: DFJN2021PRWS003

Title (Original): 堀川マンションでの夜の攻撃
Title: horikawa mansion de no yoru no kogeki
Translated Title: The Night Attack at Horikawa Mansion

Artist (Original): 勝川俊栄 (1770年 ~1820年) 

Artist:  Shuntei Katsukawa (1770 – 1820)
Medium: Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
Signature: Unknown
Seal: Unknown
Publisher (Original): 表記無し
Publisher: Unknown
Engraver: Unknown
Publication Date:  c. 1800

hCountry of origin: Japan

Size: Vertical ōban. 13 ¾  x 19 3/8 (inches). One sheet of a triptych.


                    
Condition: Very good. Slight creases. Left and lower margin are lightly soiled. Small missing section on the lower edge.

‘Horikawa Yo-uchi’. In 1118, the troop led by Tosabo Masatoshi attacked the villa at Horikawa in Kyoto where Yoshitsune, Benkei, Shizuka and other consorts were staying. Tosabo was sent by Minamoto Yoritomo to kill Yoshitsune but his troop was overpowered by Yoshitsune’s group. Here, Shizuka Gozen, Yoshitsune’s lovr, is wearing the samurai armour and ready to fight.

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