Gojo Bridge

YOSHITOSHI TSUKIOKA: Gojo Bridge, 1881

Another take on the popular Yoshitsune (1159 - 1189) - Benkei story. Yoshitoshi did a very similar treatment as part of the series A Mirror of Famous Generals, as well as including the story in the series One Hundred Views of the Moon, and doing a further print of the two men at a later time in the series Yoshitoshi's Courageous Warriors. This does not exhaust his treatments of the Yoshitsune - Benkei story, but it does include all his most popular and best known versions.

Please note, again, the balletic postures of the fighters -- they are never shown engaging each other's weapons.

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Yoshitoshi biography.

 

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