The Beginning: The Passing of the Warrior Class

Beginning Piece that Inspired the Series

Passing of the Warrior Class
The Passing of the Warrior Class

The consensus on this piece was that it represents a passing of the need for a warrior class in society. The piece is interesting because it appears to use the motif of an older Japanese print by Katsushika Hokusai called “The Wave” where a large wave is about to crush a small boat at sea. In this case soldiers on the boat are being overtaken by the force of the sea and an apparition, perhaps of portending the passing of war, rides in the rear of the boat.

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