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Title
Taira no Kiyomori and Lady Tokiwa gozen
Alternative Title
Minamoto-Heike War Record; Genpei seisuiki: 2
Creator
Chikanobu, Yoshu
Date Created and/or Issued
probably 1885
Publication Information
Tsuneshima Kamekichi
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Chikanobu and Yoshitoshi Woodblock Prints
Rights Information
The contents of this item, including all images and text, are for personal, educational, and non-commercial use only. The contents of this item may not be reproduced in any form without the express permission of Scripps College. Any form of image reproduction, transmission, display, or storage in any retrieval system is prohibited without the written consent of Scripps College and other copyright holders. Scripps College retains all rights, including copyright, in data, images, documentation, text and other information contained in these files. For permissions, please contact: Scripps College, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery Attn: Rights and Reproductions, 1030 Columbia Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711
Description
The Heike leader Taira no Kiyomori (1118-1181), at right, stares down at Lady Tokiwa Gozen, whose husband, Minamoto no Yoshitomo (1123-1180), was recently killed. She had fled Kyoto with her three sons, concerned that the Heike forces would kill her boys. When her mother was threatened with torture and execution if Yoshitomo’s widow and children were not found, Lady Tokiwa returned to Kyoto and surrendered to Kiyomori. By becoming his mistress, she was able to free her mother and spare the lives of her sons, one of whom was Minamoto no Yoshitsune (1159-1189), who became a famous Genji warrior.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/cyw/id/207
Language
Japanese
Subject
Porches
Blinds (coverings)
Women
Men (male humans)
Children (people by age group)
Flowers (plants)
Trees
Kimonos
Swords
Ukiyo-e
Print
Time Period
Meiji (Japan, 1869-1912)
Source
Woodcuts; Ink on Paper; 14 1/2 in. x 9 3/8 in. (36.83 cm x 23.81 cm); accession number 2004.1.24
Relation
Chikanobu and Yoshitoshi Woodblock Prints http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/col/cyw

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