Moko Shurai Ekotoba

Posted by on Friday, May 10, 2013 Under: Art


Title:  Moko Shurai Ekotoba

Artist:  Unknown

Date:  c 1293

Infomation:  This picture depicts the samurai facing Mongol arrows and bombs and is from a set of near contemporary illustrations known collectively as the Moko Shurai Ekotoba. They were commissioned by the samurai warrior Takezaki Suenaga to record for prosperity his heroic deeds during the Mongol Invasions of Japan, which consisted of two failed attempts to conquer the country in the second half of the 13th century.

In : Art 


Tags: samurai  "samurai artwork"  "moko shurai ekotoba"  "takezaki suenaga"  mongols  japan   

 

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