The Great Battle of Kurikaradani

Posted by on Thursday, July 18, 2013 Under: Art


Title:  The Great Battle of Kurikaradani between Kiso Yoshinaka and the Taira General Tomonori in 1183.

Artist:   Yoshiiku (1833 - 1904)

Date:  1857

Information:  This Japanese woodblock print depicts the scene of the slaughter of Taira forces at the hands of the Minamoto Clan during the Battle of Kurikara. The victorious side launched a surprise attack and ambushed their opponents after forcing them into a closed off valley by guiding at them a heard of stampeding oxen with flaming touches attached to their heads.

In : Art 


Tags: yoshiiku  samurai  "samurai artwork"  taira  minamoto  japan  "battle of kurikara"   

 

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