Page 1 of 3 Samurai Historical Figures Scrolls Price - $15.00 USD (US Dollars) Download Size - 1.4 MB (including .pdf Ale) Models, Paper and Wood Textures Copyright Date - May 27, 2006 Copyrighted by cForester d (Pamela Case) Paintings are in the Public Domain This package contains Ave paintings of famous 12th through 14th Century samurai whose stories are criti- cal to Japanese history. The Agures shown in these paintings are Nitta Yoshisada, Tomoe Gozen and her husband Minamoto Yoshinaka, Ushiwaka-maru and Yoshitsune. Although this is a famous scene, one depicted many times in many ways, Yoshisada actu- ally was considered a mediocre general, one slow to declare allegiences during the Hein Wars of early 14th Century Japan.
You can learn more about Nitta Yoshida by reading the short descriptions on Wikipedia. And, for a modern painting of this famous samurai and oth- ers of this period, go to http: //horse.shrine.net/index.html. These paintings were made in ink, mineral and gold pigments on paper with speckled gold leaf mist.
They were made in the 18th Century by an unknown artist as a series of leafs in an extensive album of Japa- nese historical stories. Many of the pages were lost or plundered ... more. less.
during the Occupation after World War II. These particular paintings were saved as individual items, and are presented here as scrolls in typical Japanese style for the 18th Century.<br><br> The actual paintings vary somewhat in size (modeled here accurate- ly), but they all are about 7 - 7/8ths inches high and 10 - 3/8ths inches wide. One of the more famous paintings and historical scenes is shown in the picture below. This painting is from the Taiheiki of Nitta Yoshisada (1301-1338).<br><br> It is of the legendary scene at the beach at Inamuraga- saki where Yoshida prays and offers his treasured gold-mounted sword to the sea. According to the Tai- heiki, Nitta threw his sword into the surf and prayed to Amaterasu, the Sun Goddess, who parted the waters for him and allowed his army to pass. The city of Kamakura was taken, and the Hojo clan 9s inBuence destroyed.<br><br>