Fight To The Death Of Heroic Samurai
"Fight to the Death of Heroic Samurai of the Kusunoki Clan at Shijo Nawate" - a color woodblock triptych by Kuniyoshi Utagawa (1797 - 1861), published by Fujiokaya Keijiro around 1850.
I am seeing some inspiration for Kurosawa's grand finale in Throne of Blood. Minus some of the heroism, add some Shakespearian tragedy.
AK definitely knew his medieval warfare backwards & forwards.