This is a Vintage Japanese Print of hand fan with ukiyo-e Painting Moxa Seller and The Tug of War Over the Armor.
In this print On top There is moxa seller on the street selling moxa for moxibustion to people.
On bottom In the wars between the Genji and Heike clans, an episode at the battle of Ichinotani became famous. Kagekiyo on the Heike side and Mionoya on the Genji side fought and when halberds and swords proved ineffective, one grabbed the flap of the other's helmet and they tugged back and forth until the flap of the armor tore off and they both fell on the ground. They laughed praising the other's strength and that began the battle in earnest. This play is a kind of parody of that incident. In a hut on Mt. Maya above present day Kobe, a beggar and a pilgrim meet and chat and suddenly, a treasure of the Heike clan appears. As they fight over the treasure, it falls off the mountain. The two follow it and eventually re-enact the tug of war over the armor.
It is in excellent condition but it is vintage so there are some imperfections.
This would be beautiful framed and displayed but it could also be used in mixed media art.
It measures about 26cm x 19 cm.
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