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Item The Images Recount the Historical Legend of Sasaki Takatsuna and Kajiwara Kagesue Crossing the Uji River.
Hand Painted images (both sides)
2 Tsutsugaki Kamon (family crests)
Mid 1900s
Fabric 100% Cotton, All natural vegetable dyes, Homespun & Hand Loomed
30 inches X 15.7 feet, 75 X 480 cm
Thick Fabric
1.2 Lbs, 535g
Good condition, some minor imperfections as seen in photos. Displayed over the years numerous times resulting in some soiling. Very bright colors.
Comment Kajiwara Kagesue and Sasaki Takatsuna were soldiers in Minamoto no Yoshitsune's army fighting against Kiso no Yoshinaka at the Battle of Uji (near Kyoto) in 1184. Yoshitsune gave them the two best horses available and asked them to try to ford the river to establish a place where the rest of the army might cross. Takatsuna was the first one to cross the river. They are shown here ont he bank after crossing the river .
These Boy's Day noboribata displayed on and before May 5 celebrated the parent's desire for their son's future happiness and good fortune.

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