Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Benkei and Yoshitsune Dueling on Gojo Bridge, 1881
14.75 x 29.25 in (37.46 x 74.30 cm)
Publisher: Morimoto Fine impression, color and condition. Early state with no clouds over the moon. This depicts an episode frpm "The Chronicles of Yoshitsune". Benkei had sworn an oath to collect 1000 swords. He hid at night on Gojo Bridge in Kyoto waiting for victims to arrive. Yoshitsune defeats him using agility and guile and Benkei then swears his allegiance to Yoshitsune.