Takakura moon (Takakura no tsuki)

Takakura moon (Takakura no tsuki)

After having plotted against Taira no Kiyomori in the year 1180, and having been found out, Prince Mochihito – brother of the deposed emperor Takakura – and his companion Munenobu flee from the Takakura mansion disguised in women’s traveling costumes. However, the main character of this scene is Hasebe no Nobutsura, Mochihito’s retainer, who has helped them escaping. Nobutsura, was captured, but refused to reveal the prince’s whereabouts even under torture. Nobutsura survived, and became Lord of Noto province after the Taira had been defeated in 1185. (printed August 1886)


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