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The Waterfall Where Yoshitsune Washed His Horse at Yoshino in Yamato Province - Fine Art Print

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  • Capturing the beauty of the original artwork

    Every one of our prints is made using the Giclee printing process, for a museum-quality look and feel that does justice to the original art.

    Giclee printing is the gold-standard for preserving the meticulous detail and stunning colors that we love in the Japanese masters. All our prints are fade and fingerprint resistant, so you can enjoy their beauty for years to come.

    We chose to offer 12”x18” (30cm x 45cm) as this was closest to the “chuban” size sheets used for woodblock prints historically.

    All of our prints come with matte finish for a more authentic appearance.

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    Mounting brackets are included and centered on our framed prints and canvas wraps.

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  • About the Art

    The print shows a small waterfall in Yoshino where, according to legend, the warrior Minamoto no Yoshitsune (1159–1189) washed his horse during a military campaign, while hiding from his enemies. He was the brother of the founder of the Kamakura shogunate. 

    There is no direct evidence for this event, although by the early 1800's legends of Yoshitsune rising to Yoshino had taken hold. Several Yoshino gazetteers contain related accounts, and one claimed that "there are still horses descended from the one ridden by Yoshitsune in the Ōdai mountains’.

    Hokusai alludes to the legend, but instead of a representing a great warrior, two commoners attend to the duty of horse-washing. The valorization of everyday people and peasants was a recurring theme in Hokusai's work.

    Edo Period travelers would have also washed their horses in this legendary location, perhaps looking to draw upon the mythical energy of the flowing waters.

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    We're sure you'll love your prints. However, if there are any problems with the printing, we're happy to offer a free exchange or refund 100% of the purchase price. Simply return the print within 30 days. For full details of our refunds and exchanges policy click here.

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