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Title:Battle at Awazugahara, Chronicle of the Rise and Fall of the Heike and Genji Clans, No. 2 of Triptych (middle)
Date Made:mid 1840's
Materials:woodcut printed in color on paper
Place Made:Japan
Measurements:sheet: 15 x 10 1/2 in.; 38.1 x 26.67 cm
Accession Number:  SC 1968.526
Credit Line:The Margaret Rankin Barker - Isaac Ogden Rankin Collection. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Barker (Margaret Clark Rankin, class of 1908)
Museum Collection:  Smith College Museum of Art

Middle section of triptych; In the center foreground, Kanehira (name in yellow cartouche) is attempting to hold off the enemy but Ishida Taro Tumeyoshi (left in background) is about to shoot Yoshinaka (in left panel 527) with an arrow and kill him. Kanehira had planned to provide cover for Yoshinaka so that he could retreat to commit ritual suicide. Long inscription at top of print see file for translation.

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