Description Kajiwara Kagesue and Sasaki Takatsuna were two soldiers in Minamoto no Yoshitsune's army fighting against Kiso no Yoshinaka at the Battle of Uji in 1184. Yoshitsune gave them the two best horses available and asked them to try to ford the river to establish a place where the rest of the army could come across. Takatsuna slowed down Kagesue through a ruse and became the first one to cross the river. They are shown here on their horses in the water. The broken bridge over the river is in the upper left. Takatsuna is near the bridge and Kagesue is at the right.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] On kozuka: 浜野矩隨; [Translation] Hamano Noriyuki [Sticker - edged with a blue trellis pattern] 543
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters
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