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Sword Fight between Ohatsu [left] and the Lady-in-Waiting Iwafuji [right]
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Sword Fight between Ohatsu [left] and the Lady-in-Waiting Iwafuji [right]


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Description The sword fight featured in this print comes at the dramatic conclusion to a play that explores the nature of loyalty and honor among the women who serve the daughter of the Shogun Yoritomo. The evil Iwafuji raises her sword, at right, to kill the faithful Ohatsu, who has discovered Iwafuji's plot to kill the shogun. Ohatsu parries with an umbrella and eventually kills Iwafuji.
Exhibitions
  • 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] Kunichika hitsu
Credit Bequest of Robert S. Shaull, 1990

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Period
1867 (late Edo)
Medium
ink and color on mulberry paper
(Prints)
Accession Number
95.342
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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