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The Battle at Uji Bridge
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The Battle at Uji Bridge

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Description Yorimasa, seated within a fabric enclosure (at right), commands the Genji forces as they try to stop the Heike at the Uji Bridge (1180). Aiding the Genji are warrior-monks, identified by the white hoods over their helmets. The battle ended, however, as soon as the Heike were able to make a crossing below. Yorimasa then retired to a nearby shrine and committed suicide to prevent the dishonor of capture in defeat.
Provenance Justine Lewis Keidel [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1986, by gift.
Inscriptions [Signature] Gyokuransai Sadahide
Credit Gift of Justine Lewis Keidel, 1986

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ca. 1847-1848 (late Edo)
mulberry paper, pigments
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each panel: 15 1/8 x 9 15/16 in. (38.42 x 25.24 cm)
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
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