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This is a boy's Miyamairi Kimono with a design of Yoshitsune Minamoto, which is dyed

Minamoto no Yoshitsune on Horseback 源義経図 Japanese, Edo period, first half of the 19th century Kano Isen'in Naganobu, Japanese, 1775–1828


Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi Title:In Daimotsu Bay, Yoshitsune and His Followers Encounter a Severe Storm (Daimotsu no ura ni...), from the series Mirror of the Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune, the Wellspring of Romance (Hodo Yoshitsune koi no minamoto ichidai kagami) Date:1853


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Minamoto no Yoshitsune was a 12th-century samurai warrior whose incredible feats in battle, during what became known as the Gempei War in Japan, led to the downfall of the ruling clan, the Taira, and allowed for the emergence of his own brother, Minamoto Yoritomo, as the first of the shoguns. Part of his legendary status is derived from having defeated the warrior monk Saito Musashibo Benkei in a duel. Yet, Yoshitsune is also remembered as a tragic hero, since not long after securing power