Hideo Takeda, ‘The End of Kiso Yoshinaka’, 1985-1993, Ronin Gallery

After bidding farewell to his beloved mistress, Tomoe-Gozen, on January 20th, 1184, Kiso Yoshinaka is left alone with Imai Kanehira. When he escapes to Matsubara in Awazu, his horse is caught in a paddy field and cannot move an inch. Just then, an arrow pierces his forehead and his head is taken.

Illustrated in Takeda Hideo and the Japanese Cartoon Tradition at The British Museum

Series: Genpei

Signature: Hideo Takeda

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