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The Mongol invasion scroll, or ''Moko Shurai Ekotoba'' was commissioned in [[1293]] by [[Takezaki Suenaga]], a warrior who had fought in both Mongol invasions.
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*''Japanese'': 蒙古襲来絵詞 ''(Mouko Shuurai Ekotoba)''
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The Mongol Invasion Scroll, or ''Môko Shûrai Ekotoba'' was commissioned in [[1293]] by [[Takezaki Suenaga]], a warrior who had fought in both [[Mongol invasions]].
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Unlike most handscroll paintings of major military events, which were produced long afterwards as part of a narrative / storytelling tradition, Takezaki's ''Môkô Shûrai Ekotoba'' is roughly contemporary to its subject, having been produced as a record of service, and a petition for reward.
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==References==
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*Karl Friday, ''Samurai Warfare and the State in Early Medieval Japan'', Routledge (2004), 17.
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==External Link==
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* [http://www.bowdoin.edu/mongol-scrolls/ Scrolls of the Mongol Invasions of Japan]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 19:51, 11 October 2013

  • Japanese: 蒙古襲来絵詞 (Mouko Shuurai Ekotoba)

The Mongol Invasion Scroll, or Môko Shûrai Ekotoba was commissioned in 1293 by Takezaki Suenaga, a warrior who had fought in both Mongol invasions.

Unlike most handscroll paintings of major military events, which were produced long afterwards as part of a narrative / storytelling tradition, Takezaki's Môkô Shûrai Ekotoba is roughly contemporary to its subject, having been produced as a record of service, and a petition for reward.

[edit] References

  • Karl Friday, Samurai Warfare and the State in Early Medieval Japan, Routledge (2004), 17.

[edit] External Link

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