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Fine Art Print : The warrior Kusunoki barricading himself into Akasaka Castle

The warrior Kusunoki barricading himself into Akasaka Castle



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The warrior Kusunoki barricading himself into Akasaka Castle

The warrior Kusunoki barricading himself into Akasaka Castle. Print shows the samurai Kusunoki and followers defending the castle at Akasaka. Date between 1804 and 1812

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Akasaka Kusunoki Warrior Barricading Woodblocks Woodcuts


A2 (42x59cm) Fine Art Print

Experience the rich history and culture of Japan with our exquisite selection of Fine Art Prints from Media Storehouse. This captivating print, sourced from Mary Evans Prints Online, depicts the legendary samurai Kusunoki and his followers valiantly defending Akasaka Castle. Dating between 1804 and 1812, this evocative image showcases the unwavering spirit and determination of the warrior class during a pivotal moment in Japanese history. Adorn your walls with this stunning piece of art and bring a touch of the Orient into your home or office.

Our Fine Art Prints are printed on 100% acid free, PH neutral paper with archival properties. This printing method is used by museums and art collections to exhibit photographs and art reproductions. Hahnemühle certified studio for digital fine art printing. Printed on 308gsm Photo Rag Paper.

Our fine art prints are high-quality prints made using a paper called Photo Rag. This 100% cotton rag fibre paper is known for its exceptional image sharpness, rich colors, and high level of detail, making it a popular choice for professional photographers and artists. Photo rag paper is our clear recommendation for a fine art paper print. If you can afford to spend more on a higher quality paper, then Photo Rag is our clear recommendation for a fine art paper print.

Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 59.4cm x 30.9cm (23.4" x 12.2")

Estimated Product Size is 59.4cm x 42cm (23.4" x 16.5")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) orientation to match the source image.


EDITORS COMMENTS
This evocative woodblock print captures the legendary moment when the samurai Kusunoki Masashige and his loyal followers barricaded themselves into Akasaka Castle during the Mongol Invasion of Japan in 1274. The image, created between 1804 and 1812, showcases the indomitable spirit of the Japanese warrior class in the face of overwhelming adversity. Kusunoki Masashige, a renowned samurai from the Kanto region, had pledged his allegiance to Emperor Go-Daigo, who was then in hiding from the Mongol invaders. When the Mongol army approached Akasaka Castle, Kusunoki and his men bravely chose to make their stand there, despite knowing that their chances of survival were slim. The print depicts Kusunoki and his warriors standing defiantly atop the castle walls, their faces etched with determination and resolve. The castle gates are closed, and the defenders are shown readying their weapons, prepared to fight to the last man. The background is filled with the chaos of battle, with smoke rising from the castle and the sounds of clashing swords and cries of soldiers filling the air. This woodblock print is a testament to the bravery and sacrifice of the samurai class in Japan's history. The intricate details of the print, from the textured armor and facial expressions to the dynamic composition, bring the scene to life and transport us back to a time of war and honor. The print is a valuable historical document and an enduring work of art that continues to inspire awe and admiration.

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