Kitao Masayoshi (1686-1764), Japanese Woodblock Print, Ukiyo-e

Omori Hikoshichi tussling with the demon amid rain. This print is in the collection of the British Museum. Curator’s comments : Omori Hikoshichi was a warrior general serving the Ashikaga Shogunate who took the head of Kusunoki Masashige at the battle of Minatogawa in 1336. Hurrying to attend celebrations he met a beautiful young woman […]