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Samurai under Sakura Cherry Tree

[ Samurai Warrior under Sakura Tree ]
Reference Number
" Samurai under Sakura Tree "
Kijima Ryuoh (1881 - ?)

Ryuoh was born in Chiba Prefecture in the 14th year of the Meiji era.
His real given name was Tadasaburo.
Ryuoh is a pseudonym.
Another pseudonym is Nikyo.
He acquired the Shijo painting style under Shimazaki Ryuu.

Signature & Seal
Part of Painting
Silk, 98 x 35 cm ( 38.6 x 13.8 inches )
Silk, 187 x 49 cm ( 73.6 x 19.3 inches )
Roller End Material
Wood Box

There are some spots and stains.
Several slight folds at the top of the mounting are recognized.
Although, the condition of this scroll is not bad.
A Samurai warrior (Kojima Takanori) wearing Yoroi armor under Sakura tree is painted artistically.
This is well-known historical scene.
In 1332, Emperor Godaigo was exiled to the Oki Island.
While the emperor's transportation from Kyoto to the island, at Funasakayama, Kojima Takanori tried to recapture the emperor.
However, as there were many guards, he gave up to recapture the emperor.
Takanori sneaked into the residence and carved a Kanji poem on a shaft of Sakura tree.
The poem implied that the heaven would never abandon the emperor, in the near future, a loyal would appear and rescue him without fail...

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Samurai Warrior and Sakura Flowers
Rakkan Signature & Stamps of Kijima Ryuoh
Signature & Stamps
Roller Rod made from Antler
Roller End
Sakura Tree
Samurai Warrior wearing Yoroi Armor
In Kakemono Wooden Box
In Wooden Box
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