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Genpei No. 17 - The Dropped Bow - Hideo Takeda

Genpei No. 17 - The Dropped Bow - Hideo Takeda

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52 x 71cm


This print depicts legendary samurai Yoshitsune of the Minamoto clan forcing the enemy Taira clan to retreat to the sea. During the battle Yoshitsune drops his bow into the Inland Sea but fears being mocked by the Taira clan. He risks his life to retrieve it and triumphantly returns to shore.

This is one of twenty-two silkscreen prints from Takeda’s Genpei Series. They were exhibited in the artist's solo show at the British Museum in 1993. The Genpei Wars were a conflict during 1180-1185 between two feudal clans - the Minamoto clan and the Taira clan, with the former victorious. These images depict some of the samurai legends who fought in the battles.

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