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Framed 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


22"x18" (58x48cm) Modern Frame

Experience the rich history and courage of Japan's legendary warrior, Kusunoki, with our stunning Framed Print from Media Storehouse. This exquisite print, sourced from Mary Evans Prints Online, depicts Kusunoki and his followers defending Akasaka Castle between 1804 and 1812. Each detail is meticulously rendered, transporting you back in time to witness this pivotal moment in Japanese history. The perfect addition to any home or office, this Framed Print is not only a beautiful work of art but also a testament to the enduring spirit of the samurai. Order now and bring a piece of the past into your present.

Wood effect frame, card mounted, 16x12 archival quality photo print. Overall outside dimensions 22x18 inches (58x48cm). Environmentally and ozone friendly, 40mm wide x 15mm Polycore® moulding has the look of real wood, is durable and light and easy to hang. Biodegradable and made with non-chlorinated gases (no toxic fumes) it is efficient; producing 100 tons of polystyrene can save 300 tons of trees! Prints are glazed with lightweight, shatterproof, optical clarity acrylic (providing the same general protection from the environment as glass). The back is stapled hardboard with a sawtooth hanger attached. Note: To minimise original artwork cropping, for optimum layout, and to ensure print is secure, the visible print may be marginally smaller

Contemporary Framed and Mounted Prints - Professionally Made and Ready to Hang

Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 39.6cm x 20.6cm (15.6" x 8.1")

Estimated Product Size is 57.9cm x 47.8cm (22.8" x 18.8")

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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