Legend of Minamoto no Yoshitsune

Introduction of the Exhibition

Fujisawa is known as the land of the legend of Minamoto no Yoshitsune. There is a shrine enshrines Yoshitsune. The burial of Benkei is also in the city. Since Yoshitsune was the historical superstar during the Edo period, his stories were often recounted in kabuki plays and joruri puppet dramas, and eventually they were illustrated in many ukiyo-e works. In this exhibition, as introducing Yoshitsune’s legends remained in Fujisawa City, the ukiyo-e and the materials related to Yoshitsune, such as the warrior pictures of Utagawa Kuniyoshi, will be exhibited.

53 Stations of the Toukaido

Artist:Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Ishi-Yakushi, from the series “Fifty-three Pairings for the Toukaidou Highway”

Enoshima Island

Artist:Utagawa Hisakuni
Enoshima of Sagami Province

Spacial exhibition

Artist:Utagawa Kuniyoshi
The Yoshitsune’s Army at Steep Precipice of Ichi-no-tani

Spacial exhibition

Artist:Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Ushiwaka-maru(Yoshitsune’s childhood name)