Kuniyoshi (1798 - 1861)
Ushiwakamaru Fighting Benkei on Gojo Bridge with the Help of the Tengu, 1847-50
14.25 x 30 in (36.20 x 76.20 cm)
Publisher: Enshu-ya Hikobei Fine impression, color and condition. Ushiwakamaru was the childhood name of Yoshitsune. Benkei had sworn to collect a 1000 swords and would ambush samurai crossing Gojo Bridge until Yoshitsune defeated him using Tengu martial arts. It was then that Benkei became the loyal guardian of Yoshitsune.