Japanese Woodblock Prints

Tametomo rescued by tengu from Sanuki-no-in


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Artist & Signature: Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)
Publisher: Kyoto Uchida
Size: 29 1/4″ x 14 1/4″ (three separate prints, oban tate-e)
Condition: In excellent condition.

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Description: The warlord Tametomo, his wife, his child, his lieutenants and soldiers were on their way to Kyoto on boats to fight against the Heike clan. On the way, they were caught in a big typhoon. In order to calm down the god of sea Tametomo’s wife dived into the sea. However, their boats wrecked and were drifting in the sea. The warlord Tametomo lost almost all his men and thought he lost his only child. He was so sad that he tried to kill himself, but tengus sent by the spirit oSanuki-in (the retired emperor Sutoku) suddenly appeared and rescued him. On the other hand, one of his lieutenants found Tametomos child, but still drifting. Then a huge shark came and attacked them. But the spirits of Tametomos dead lieutenants possessed the shark and saved their lives.

Original SOLD, Unframed Museum Giclee available