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Maker(s):Utagawa Yoshikazu
Culture:Japanese (active 1848-1870)
Title:Yoshitsune Kuramayama Zu [Yoshitsune on Mount Kurama]
Date Made:1859 (2nd month, Year of the Sheep, Ansei 6)
Materials:Color woodblock print (woodcut) on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Sheet: 14 5/8 in x 9 13/16 in; 37.1 cm x 24.9 cm; Image: 14 3/16 in x 9 3/4 in; 36 cm x 24.8 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Ichijusai Yoshikazu ga]; TITLE: recto, upp. ctr. (black ink): [Japanese character, Yoshitsune Kuramayama zu]; SEAL: recto, lwr. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Hon Sen'ichi]; DATE/SEAL: recto, lwr. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Mi futatsu aratame].
Accession Number:  MH 1949.45.Q.RII
Credit Line:Purchase with the Nancy Everett Dwight Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Right print of a triptych set. Hero Yoshitsune interviewed by a Karama, Sajobo (in foreground with beard) and Kurama's assistants, Omine Zenki, Hirajirobo and Oyama Hakusoho, who taught Yoshitsune the art of self defense. Published by Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendo). Blue bird-faced people surrounding a seated old man with bear.


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