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The Battle of Sekigahara

The Battle of Sekigahara
Six-panel folding screen, ink and color on paper
Edo period, 19th century
Gift of Ii Family

The screen depicts the battle that took place in 1600 at Sekigahara in Mino Province (today’s Gifu). Warlords nationwide divided into east and west camps, led by Tokugawa Ieyasu and Ishida Mitsunari, respectively. The battle ended in the victory of Ieyasu. A group of warriors clad in the red battle gear of the Ii clan, which fought under Ieyasu, is depicted in the second screen.

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