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
Ishi-Yakushi, from the series “Fifty-three Pairings for the Toukaidou Highway”
Enoshima of Sagami Province
The Yoshitsune’s Army at Steep Precipice of Ichi-no-tani
Ushiwaka-maru(Yoshitsune’s childhood name)