Japanese Six Panel Screen: Battle of Yashima from the Tales of Heike
Depicting the Genji flushing the Heike out of Yashima (modern day Takamatsu). This screen illustrates a famous story from that battle: A beautiful Heike woman in a boat placed a fan on top of a pole and dared the Genji to knock it off. 20 year old Samurai Nasu no Yoichi (1169-1232) rode his horse into the water, and hit the fan in a single shot, a very famous story in Japanese archery. The Heike were able to flee General Yoshitsune that day, but were later defeated in another battle. Expertly painted with fine and vibrant details. Mineral pigments and gold leaf on mulberry paper with silk brocade border.
- Early 18th Century
- 68 1/2" h x 144" w x 3/4" d
- 174cm h x 365.8cm w x 1.9cm d
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- over $100,000