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Title

The moon of Yamaki mansion - Kagekado, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

Mar 1886


Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892


About

Kato Kagekado was a retainer of the famed warlord Minamoto Yoritomo, who later founded Japan’s first military government, the Kamakura 'bakufu' of the 12th century. It was on a full moon that Yoritomo sent men to attack the Yamaki mansion, home of the Taira clan. The Minamoto clan were enemies of the Taira, whose leader was Kanetaka. Here, Kagekado is forging his way into the mansion. With his helmet at the end of a spear, he lunges at a shadow made by the light of the moon. The shadowed figure is Kanetaka who loses his balance and eventually has his head cut off as victory to Yoritomo.


Details


Alternative title

Yamaki yakata no tsuki - Kagekado


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

Mar 1886


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour woodblock; ōban


Dimensions

39.0 x 26.0 cm


Signature & date

Signed and dated.


Credit

Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 2012


Location

Not on display


Accession number

258.2012.27


Artist information

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Works in the collection

107


Place

Where the work was made
Japan

Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Yuriko Iwakiri, Yoshitoshi Tsuki hyakushi (Yoshitoshi’s One hundred aspects of the moon), Tokyo, 2010. General reference; Another edition was reproduced

John Stevenson, Yoshitoshi's One hundred aspects of the moon, Seattle, 1992, (colour illus.). cat.no. 27; Another edition was reproduced

Chris UHLENBECK, Yoshitoshi: masterpieces from the Ed Freis collection, Leiden, 2011, 135-136. General reference; Another edition was reproduced