Description Taira Masakado (901-940), an evil usurper of the throne, charges into battle surrounded by look-alike decoys. Masakado used magic to create ghostly doubles of himself, making it difficult for his enemies to find him on the battlefield. He was finally killed by a warrior who crept into his camp at night and felt the wrists of all the sleeping Masakados until he found one with a pulse.
- Japanese Woodblock Prints: The Art of Collaboration. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2018-2019.
Provenance Robert S. Shaull [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1990, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] On print: Oju Toyohara Kunichika hitsu
Credit Bequest of Robert S. Shaull, 1990
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