Hanging scroll, Painting - Silk - Samurai - Revenge of Soga Brothers by Uenaka Chokusai 植中直斎 (1885-1977) - Japan - mid 20th century

Description
Hanging scroll, Painting - Silk - Samurai - Revenge of Soga Brothers by Uenaka Chokusai 植中直斎 (1885-1977) - Japan - mid 20th century
Reasonable condition, see description - 2.5×44.5×195 cm

Soga Monogatari (曽我物語) is a Japanese epic tale of two brothers.
It was dramatized based on the incident 'Revenge of Soga Brothers'.
The brothers are Soga Jūrō and Soga Gorō. Events take place in Japan in the 12th century.
The general accepted version is that the father of the two boys was killed when they were infants.
As adults they became skilled fighters intent on avenging their father and retrieving his sword Tomokirimaru.
The villain is usually Kudō Suketsune, a retainer of the shōgun (probably Minamoto no Yoritomo).
Jūrō is killed in the fighting as is Kudō Suketsune. Gorō dies later (by execution).

Material of the roller ends: Bone

The mounting is stained and worn a little

Lot details
Object
Hanging scroll, Painting
Technique
Handpainted
Material
Silk
Period
Mid 20th century
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Theme/ depiction
Samurai
Title of artwork
Revenge of Soga Brothers by Uenaka Chokusai 植中直斎 (1885-1977)
Condition
Reasonable condition, see description
Dimensions
2.5×44.5×195 cm
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