Major Collections

The Mongol Invasion

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蒙古襲来絵詞 後巻
2 handscrolls
Kamakura period, 13th century
color on paper 35.5~39.8× 2351.7, 2013.4
A pictorial scroll which illustrates the acts of Takezaki Suenaga, vassal of the Higo Province who fought at the Mongolian Invasions of 1274 and 1281. Though there are various matters such as pages our of order or lacking and mixture of more than one piece which should be considered, the customs and depictions show the style of the Kamakura period. It is a1so valuable as visual images illustrating historical facts.