Japanese Print Description
Kumagai Drives Atsumori into the sea at the battle of Ichi no Tani
Signed: Toyokuni ga
Oban Triptych. Some minor flaws.
Kumagai no Jirō Naozane (March 24, 1141 – September 27, 1207/October 25, 1208) was a famous soldier who served the Genji (Minamoto Clan during the Heian era. Kumagai is particularly known for his exploits during the Genpei War, specifically for killing the young warrior Taira no Matsumoriat the battle of Ichi no Tani in 1184.] Atsumori’s death and the circumstances surrounding it went on to be fictionalized and retold in numerous forms, including the Heiki Monogatori and numerous Kabuki and Noh plays.