Manjū netsuke depicting Uesugi Kenshin and Takeda Shingen at the battle of Kawanakajima

The sixteenth-century warriors Takeda Shingen and Uesugi Kenshin fighting at Kawanakajima. These two warrior-monks owned neighbouring domains and fought many battles against one another, losing many men in the process. The warrior on the left of this netsuke is also depicted in the print EA1983.80.


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Further reading

Seaman, Joyce, Manjū: Netsuke from the Collection of the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2013), no. 97 on p. 240, illus. p. 241

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