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Tôko (dates unkown)
Ukiyo-e
Murakami no Yoshimitsu recovering the Imperial standard from the Hôjô troops.
Signed: Tôko
Seals: Shinsai, Tôko
Technique: colours on silk 129,6 x 47,8
Mounting: azure damask
wooden rollers, 204,5 x 61,7
Condition: very good

When the stronghold of Akasaka fell in 1332 and the loyalists were defeated, the imperial standard was captured by the Hôjô troops. Yoshimitsu rushed in great fury into the midst of them and recoverd the banner before the astonished soldiers could recover from their surprise.

Availability: On Request