Samurai under Sakura Cherry Tree
- Reference NumberSS-30124
- Title" Samurai under Sakura Tree "
- PainterKijima 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 & SealYes
- Part of PaintingSilk, 98 x 35 cm ( 38.6 x 13.8 inches )
- MountingSilk, 187 x 49 cm ( 73.6 x 19.3 inches )
- Roller End MaterialAntler
- BoxWood 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...
Signature & Seals
In Wooden Box