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    • No. 82, Kenshin in camp before battle

    • Portrait; men (male humans); dresses (garments); armor (protective wear)
    • The warlord Uesugi Kenshin, dressed in full armor, waits in camp before battle. Seated on a deerskin-draped stool beside a blue and white windbreak, he looks over his shoulder at a flock of birds flying past a full moon. A poet, as well as soldier,...
    • Kato Kiyomasa

    • warriors; swords; helmets; halberds; camp stools; banners; hairstyles; armor (protective wear)
    • The alleged poisoning of the great warrior Kato Kiyomasa (1562-1611) was the subject of a kabuki play that premiered in 1807, but due to government censorship at the time, the main character's name was changed Sato Masakiyo. According to legend,...
    • Kabuki theater poster:  Yoshitsune's 1000 cherry trees

    • warriors; armor (protective wear); swords; helmets; halberds; women; kimonos; hats; Single Built Works; snow (precipitation); arrows
    • In the play "Yoshitsune's 1000 Cherry Trees / Yoshitsune senbon zakura," the warrior Minamoto no Yoshitsune (1159-1185) must journey to a distant island and entrusts his beloved mistress Shizuka gozen to his friend Sato Tadanobu (1161-1186) for...
    • Kusunoki Masatsura

    • men (male humans); warriors; armor (protective wear); swords; streams; trees; lanterns (lighting devices); banners; Single Built Works; porches
    • The warrior Kusunoki Masatsura (1326-1348) was the son of Kusunoki Masashige (1294-1336) and both were loyal defenders of the emperors of the Southern Court (see Plate 178). As a boy Masatsuna defended his home from curious creatures and spirits,...
    • Ghost of Taira no Tomomori

    • warriors; men (male humans); armor (protective wear); halberds; women; seas; bows (weapons); arrows
    • Realizing the Taira forces would be defeated at the Battle of Dan-no-Ura, Tomomori (1152-1185), the Taira clan leader, grabbed an anchor and leapt into the sea. The three imperial symbols were also thrown into the water, to keep the Genji from...
    • Yamato, snow at Yoshino, Lady Shizuka, Yoshitsune and Benkei

    • women; men (male humans); warriors; armor (protective wear); kimonos; hats; swords; halberds; snow (precipitation); mountains; waterfalls (natural bodies of water); built works
    • In the snowy mountains of Yoshino, the Genji warrior Minamoto no Yoshitsune (1159-1189) meets up with his beloved Lady Shizuka. Yoshitsune is on-the-run, moving from southern to northern Japan with his retainers, including the former monk Benkei,...
    • Five festivals

    • women; kimonos; flowers (plants); tables (support furniture); calligraphy; hairstyles; hair ornaments; teapots; children (people by age group); swords; figurines
    • While Japan has many national and regional celebrations, five festivals / gosseku were given particular importance. Chikanobu presents them from right to left: the New Year Festival / Oshogatsu when special gifts are offered on footed trays of...
    • Iga no Tsubone

    • women; men (male humans); warriors; armor (protective wear); trees; kimonos; bodies of water; fans (costume accessories)
    • Lady Iga was in service to Emperor GoDaigo (1288-1339), who was exiled to the mountains of Yoshino where he established an alternative imperial court. His palace there was haunted by the ghost of Sasaki Kiyotada, who had been executed after poorly...
    • Atsumori and Kumagai

    • warriors; men (male humans); trees; horseback riding; shores (landforms); fans (costume accessories); arrows; bows (weapons)
    • This popular series that illustrates the war stories of the Heike monogatari was first published in 1898-99 by Fukuda Heijiro and then reissued (in this case in 1906 by a different publisher). The later editions are less subtly colored, but the...
    • Kato Kiyomasa

    • men (male humans); women; warriors; swords; armor (protective wear); edged weapons; lanterns (lighting devices); trees; kimonos; gardens
    • The warrior Kato Kiyomasa (1562-1611) rescuing women from the ruins of Fushimi Castle after an earthquake struck the Kyoto area on 05 September 1596. More than 500 people were killed when the castle tower and walls collapsed. Kiyomasu brought many...
    • Watanabe no Tsuna

    • warriors; men (male humans); armor (protective wear); women; kimonos; swords; hats; horseback riding
    • Watanabe no Tsuna (953-1025), one of Minamoto Yorimitsu's four lieutenants (see Plate 115), volunteered to investigate strange appearances at Rashomon, the great gateway to Kyoto. There he encountered a beautiful but mysterious woman, who later...
    • Ushiwakamaru

    • warriors; women; men (male humans); torches (lighting devices); nobility; built works; armor (protective wear)
    • The young noble or onzoshi called Ushiwakamaru, who would later be known as the great warrior Minamoto no Yoshitsune (1159-1189), traveled to Mutsu Province, in the north of the main island, where he sought lodgings one night in a cottage. When the...

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