Yoshitoshi (100 Phases)
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Inamura Promontory at Daybreak


Artist: Yoshitoshi (100 Phases)
Date: September 1886
Size/Format: Oban Tate-e (9.5 by 14.5 ins approx.)
Description: Nitta no Yoshisada, the subject of this design, was a general in the Hojo army. As he and his army marched along the narrow shore towards Kamakura, they found themselves trapped at Inamura Promontory. The cliffs commanding the approaches to the city were heavily fortified while enemy warships filled with archers threatened them from the sea. Yoshisada ordered his army to halt while he prayed to the deities of the sea finally casting his sword into the waves as a token of his sincerity.
Series: 100 Phases of The Moon
Publisher: Akiyama Buemon
Condition: A small mark to right margin, otherwise fine. Retains original Japanese album backing.
Impression: Fine.
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