Kobayashi Kiyochika


Kajiwara Kagesue and Sasaki Kakatsuna on Horses at Uji Bridge
(Uji Gawa Kajiwara Kagesue, Sasaki Kakatsuna, Mizu Uma)

a view of two Japanese warriors on horseback crossing the Uji River beneath the pilings while under a shower of arrows; signed Kiyochika with artist's seal Kiyochika

oban tate-e triptych 71.5 by 35.5 cm

This triptych illustrates the famous 'Race at Uji River' (Ujigawa no senjin) between the two rival Genji warriors, Sasaki Takatsuna and Kajiwara Kagesue, riding Yoritomo's famous horses, Ikezuki and Surusumi. The warriors competed to cross the flooded Uji river while leading the combined Minamoto forces to reach the enemy Taira army.

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