Manjū netsuke depicting Tadanobu defending himself with a gō board

The warrior Satō Tadanobu fighting for his life, after his treacherous ex-lover had revealed his whereabouts to the enemy. She had disabled his swords so he picked up a gō board to try and defend himself. This scene is also depicted in the print EA1971.114.

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Manjū

netsuke

Further reading

Seaman, Joyce, Manjū: Netsuke from the Collection of the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2013), no. 90 on p. 224, illus. p. 225

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