"Yashima" - Noh Play, ca. 1950s
Ink and colors on paper
10 13/16 x 8 3/16 in. (27.43 x 20.83 cm)
As the ghost of Minamoto no Yoshitsune (1159-1189) tells of the battles at Yashima in 1184, he explains how when the Heike warriors attacked him and caused him to drop his bow, he had to retrieve it. Other warriors criticized him for risking his life to retrieve it, but the spirit revealed that he did not want the enemy to capture his weapon and realize how small his bow really was. See: Warrior Ghost Plays from the Japanese Noh Theater, C. Shimazaki, pp. 3-35
The print shows the artist's signature, "Akitoyo."
Ink and colors with gold metallic pigment on paper.
This object has the following keywords:
This object is a member of the following portfolios:
Your current search criteria is: Portfolio is "The Aoki Endowment for Japanese Art".