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Tomoe Gozen

Tomoe Gozen

In ancient Japan, a woman named Tomoe Gozen became the first female samurai to join the ranks of the Ona Bugeisha - warriors who fought alongside male samurai in battle. She have lived during the late 12th century, during the Genpei War period in Japan.

Tomoe was not born into a samurai family, but she had a fiery spirit and an innate talent for combat. She trained under a renowned samurai, and her exceptional skills in battle soon became well-known. Despite the constant discrimination she faced as a woman, Tomoe proved to be a fierce and unstoppable warrior.

As she charged into battle, Tomoe's heart raced with a mixture of fear and excitement. The sounds of swords clashing and arrows whizzing past her head filled her ears, but she never wavered. Her eyes were fixed on her opponents, and she fought with a determination that left her enemies trembling in fear.

In the Battle of Awazu, Tomoe fought with a naginata, a long polearm. She charged into the fray, taking down numerous enemy soldiers with swift and precise strikes. Her beauty, which was known far and wide, only added to her legend as a warrior.

Despite the odds stacked against her, Tomoe was respected by her fellow samurai and feared by her enemies. She never backed down from a challenge and always fought with honor and courage.

Tomoe's legacy became a legend, inspiring generations of women to become warriors and to fight for their beliefs. Her story lives on, not only in the pages of history but also in the hearts of those who admire her strength and bravery and I wanted honored this story on that painting.


Size: 60 x 80 cm 

Material: High quality print Hahnemühle Getman Etching paper.

Limited Edition: 7 works + 1 AP (acrylic and gold paint on bamboo)

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