Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (歌川国芳)

Print: Minamoto Ushiwakamaru (源牛若丸) and Musashibō Benkei (武蔵坊弁慶) fighting on Gojō Bridge [五条橋] from the series Mirror of Military Excellence and Fierce Courage (Buei mōyū kagami - 武英猛勇鏡) 

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Dates: circa 1835,created
Dimensions: 10.25 in,15.0 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese color woodblock print

Signed: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga
Publisher: Iseya Sanjirō (Marks 153 - seal 22-046)
Censor's seal: kiwame

Related links: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Fuji City Museum;

Physical description:

Minamoto no Ushiwaka Maru and Musashi-bo Benkei in combat on Gojō Bridge, bats flying across a full moon seen behind them in the upper right corner.

Ex. C. H. Mitchell and B. W. Robinson collections.


Illustrated in a small black and white reproduction in Kuniyoshi: The Warrior Prints by B. W. Robinson, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, 1982, p. 108. S7.5.