Samurai Hero with Bow Japanese Statue Anime Style by Utagawa Kuniyoshi 8HPN# KU02
This statue illustrates a young male hero who fashions himself after ancient samurai -- ready for action, fight by bow, and athletic. He reminds us of young anime heroes of today's Japanese comic books. Statue is an adaptation of a drawing by Kuniyoshi from the 1840's.
After his lord's death, Masa-aki settled as a doctor under a false name. He was already 62, but fought like a tiger during the attack of Kira's house. It made him into one of the most respected heroes.
- Measures 8 in H x 7 in W x 5.5 in D. Weight 5.5 lbs.
- Made from resin with hand painted color details.
- Part of the Parastone Museum Collection. PN KU02
Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)
After a difficult start as an independent artist he got his break with his series The 108 Heroes of the Suikoden, based on a popular Chinese tale from the 14th Century. He developed into the best known portraitist of heroes and warriors.The series Seishu Gishi Den, portraits of 47 Ronin, Samurai without a master, is based on a true heroic story.
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