Warrior Poster – The Blind Swordman (from woodblock by Yoshitoshi)

£7.99£24.99

Buy poster A4-A1. A blind swordsman of the Taira clan uses his sixth sense for ferocious combat.

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(Frame not included, only to show you how great it could look as your own piece of Japanese wall art.)

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Description

“Shinkan no Tsuki – Taira no Tomoume”, the title of this Ukiyo-e print, reveals that Tomoume of the Taira clan can fight, even though he is blind. He uses his inner senses to parry a blow from behind during a fight. Perhaps he is the inspiration for the Zatoichi stories?

The emblem on his back is a poem, which says,

From darkness,
I have wandered lost
On to a darker path,
The moon of my heart
Is becoming clouded.

The print is from the famous series “One Hundred Aspects of the Moon”.

Please note the original archival image we are reproducing is very old, so there is a “vintage” appearance to this print – some tearing has happened down the left-hand side and the bottom. We could fix it, but we preferred to keep it!┬áIn any case, the quality of the print itself is still very high.

Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Date: 1886
Original Type: Ukiyo-e woodcut
Poster: A4 to A1 sizing, gloss or matte finish

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Poster Size

A4, A3, A2, A1

Paper finish

Matte, Semi Gloss

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