Kuniyoshi Utagawa, Faithful Samurai, Yazama Kihei Mitsunobu

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Artist: Kuniyoshi Utagawa (1798-1861)
Title: 43. Yazama Kihei Mitsunobu
Series: Stories of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Samurai
Publisher: Ebiya Rinnosuke
Date: 1847-1848
Dimensions: 24.7 x 35.7 cm
Condition: Some worn corners restored. Minor creases and dark spots. Pinholes.

 

The adept warrior Kihei uses the end of his naginata glaive to lift the dog tooth helmet associated with the forty seven rōnin of history and legend. An able warrior, even at the age of sixty nine, Kihei and his two sons attempted to assassinate their lord's conspirator on their own, unbeknownst to them of their comrades secret plot to do the same. By chance, the small family group were able to find out and joyfully joined the other rōnin's led by the courageous Ōboshi. The description above describes his skill with the spear and bow, stating his equal footing on the battlefield, even with samurai at the prime of their youth.

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Artist Name Kuniyoshi Utagawa
Title 43. Yazama Kihei Mitsunobu
Subject Samurai & Male
Condition Report Some worn corners restored. Minor creases and dark spots. Pinholes.
Dimensions 24.7 x 35.7 cm
Series The Faithful Samurai
Publisher Ebiya Rinnosuke