Tensen was born in Kanazawa city of Ishikawa Prefecture.
His real given name was Hikojiro.
Tensen is a pseudonym.
He studied Japanese-style painting under Kubota Beisen, Yokoyama Taikan and Yamada Keichu.
Tensen lived in Tokyo.
The scroll is slightly foxed overall as it was painted years ago.
We estimate it was painted before World War 2.
There are small holes and tears at the top of the mounting.
Spots and stains are recognized.
As a whole, the condition of this scroll is not so bad.
The Soga Brothers (Sukenari & Tokimune) seeking their target are painted well.
In October of 1176, in the brothers' youths, their father was killed by Kudo Suketsune by a trick.
16 years later, in May of 1193, Minamoto no Yoritomo, the first Shogun of the Kamakura Shogunate, had a major-scale hunting at foot of Mt. Fuji.
The Soga brothers found their foe at that time, and they broke into the residence.
They seeked the foe and finally they found and avenged the killing of their father.
This story is one of the most famous three vengeances in Japan.