A samurai with a tessen defends against a lance wearer
 
The illustration shows a samurai with a tessen (fan) fighting against an opponent who has a yari.
Beautiful and dynamic scene!

Kuchi-e are woodblock prints which were printed for the publication in Japanese novels and literary magazines. Produced at the turn of the century (1868-1912).
The translation of Kuchi-e means "mouth images". Seen that way, they are, if you like, the precursors of the later mangas.

Artist: Unknown
Format: approx. 21,5 x 27 cm.
Year of publication: around 1880
Condition: Edges and corners rubbed. The illustration has slightly darkened due to its age. Two stamps have been covered with ticketing over. Crease fold in the center of the sheet.
Colours: Brilliant and good.
The translation of Kuchi-e means "mouth images". Seen that way, they are, if you like, the precursors of the later mangas.

This image may slightly vary in colour to the original - due to the photo/scan.

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Article no.: 70765
approx. 100 grams
status 84.00 €
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