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Title

Mount Otowa moon - Bright God Tamura, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

Jun 1886


Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892


About

This print illustrates a scene in the nō play 'Tamura'. Three itinerant priests meet a man sweeping fallen cherry petals as they visit the Kiyomizu temple in Kyoto. The man reveals himself as the ghost of Sakanoe no Tamuramaro, who was a famous general of the later Nara period (710–94). Sakanoue waged campaigns against the Ebisu, the indigenous people of northern and eastern Japan, and was deified as the Shinto god Tamura Myōjin after his death in 811. It is said Tamura assisted the priest Enchin in the founding of Kiyomizu temple on Mount Otowa.


Details


Alternative title

Otawayama no tsuki - Tamura Myōjin


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

Jun 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


Accession number

258.2012.35


Artist information

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Artist profile

Works in the collection

107


Place

Where the work was made
Japan

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


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.35; Another edition was reproduced

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