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Kashira with Asahina Saburo Grasping Soga Gorô's Armor
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Kashira with Asahina Saburo Grasping Soga Gorô's Armor


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Description This scene is the famous armor-tugging ("kusazuri-biki") episode between the warriors Asahina Saburo and Soga Gorô in the late 12th or early 13th century. Gorô was rushing to protect his brother Tarô. Asahina held him back by grabbing hold of Gorô's armor. Asahina was so strong that the armor broke in his hands. The scene was part of a kabuki play and regularly performed in the 18th century. This is part of a set with Walters 51.1048.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions none
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
18th-19th century (Edo)
Medium
shibuichi (?), gold, copper
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1049
Measurements
L: 1 5/16 in. (3.4 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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