Description The great 12th-century general Taira no Tomomori ties himself to an anchor so that he may die by his own hand and not from enemy action as defeat nears in the famous sea battle at Dan-no-ura (1185). In "The Tale of Genji," as her death approaches, Lady Murasaki insists on making the arrangements for her own funeral rites.
- The Nature of Loyalty: Japanese Warrior Prints of the Nineteenth Century. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1989.
Provenance Justine Lewis Keidel [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1986, by gift.
Inscriptions [Signature] Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga; [Transcription] Genban ise-shi; [Translation] First published Ise city
Credit Gift of Justine Lewis Keidel, 1986
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