Moon above the sea at Daimotsu Bay (Daimotsu kaijo no tsuki)

daimotsu bay

The warrior-priest Musashibo Benkei prays to pacify the angry spirits of the fallen Taira warriors – symbolized by the dark clouds – and saves his master Minamoto no Yoshitune and some of his troops from shipwreck as they sail across Daimotsu Bay in the year 1185. The story of the first meeting of Benkei and Yoshitune is illustrated in print #61. (printed January 1886)

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