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Prince Yoshitsune learning the art of swordsmanship

Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1858
Prince Yoshitsune learning the art of swordsmanship, Utagawa Kuniyoshi
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Prince Yoshitsune learning the art of swordsmanship is an Edo Period Wood Block Print created by Utagawa Kuniyoshi in 1858. It lives at the The British Museum in London. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Woods, Forests, & Trees. SourceDownload

Prince Yoshitsune (Ushiwaka-maru) being taught the art of swordsmanship by the king of the tengu, Sojo-bo, among the pine trees of Kuramayama.

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