'No dance', Japan, 1904. The subject is Benkei and Yoshitsune. Saito Musashibo Benkei was a 12th century warrior monk who served Minamoto no Yoshitsune, a general of the Minamoto clan. Commonly depicted as a giant man of great strength and loyalty, Benkei is a popular subject of Japanese kabuki and noh drama. A print from Japan, its History, Arts and Literature, Volume V, by Captain F Brinkley, TC and EC Jack, 34 Henrietta Street, London WC2 and Edinburgh, 1904.
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