Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)
Yoshitsune Learning the Martial Arts From the Tengu King Sketches By Yoshitoshi, 1886
14.75 x 20 in (37.46 x 50.80 cm)
5769 / INV. # 10155182
Publisher: Kobayashi Tetsujiro Condition: Fine impression, color and condition. Yoshitsune, being small in stature, had to learn to fight by guile and not stregth to become a famous warror. As a youth, under his boyhood name of Ushiwakamaru, he trained on Mt. Kurama in the marshall arts under the watchful of Sojobo, king of the Tengu. The Tengu were mythical bird people who lived high in the forests of Mt. Kurama and had magical powers. Yoshitsune learned to fight by using speed and agility, which allowed him to defeat Benkei when he encountered him on Gojo Bridge.