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Maker(s):Hiroshige
Culture:Japanese
Title:Combat and Defeat of Benkei on Gojo Bridge, No. 9 from Scenes from the Life of Yoshitsune
Date Made:mid 1830's
Type:Print
Materials:woodcut printed in color on paper
Place Made:Japan
Measurements:sheet: 9 3/4 x 14 1/2 in.; 24.765 x 36.83 cm
Accession Number:  SC 1968.421
Credit Line:The Margaret Rankin Barker - Isaac Ogden Rankin Collection. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Barker (Margaret Clark Rankin, class of 1908)
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Description:
Yoshitsune on the right jumping in the air attacking Benkei who attempts to stop him and steal his sword. Benkei is a large man and Yoshitsune is a small boy. When Yoshitsune beats him Benkei is impressed and pledges his devotion to Yoshitsune. River on the left; a full moon rises behind the mountains

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