Nov 5, 2010

warriors and legends

warriors and legends



Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Mitsukuni [ Otaketaro ] defying the skeleton-spectre in the castle Soma no furugosho.Mitsukuni was a principal retainer of Taira no Masakado. After his death his daughter, Takiyasha, went to live in the haunted castle. She was able to summon up the apparitions at will, but the old servant, Mitsukuni, had the ability to defy them until they disappeared.detail,1845

[must see whole woodblock @ OTB or here ]
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