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Title

Inamura Promontory moon at daybreak, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

Sep 1886


Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892


About

The subject of this design is Nitta no Yoshisada, a general in the Hōjō army, who shifted his support to Emperor Go-Daigo when the Go-Daigo escaped from exile in 1333. Realising that the route to the Hōjō stronghold was blocked by the Inamura cliffs and the enemy’s fleet, Yoshisada offered his sword and prayers to the deities of the sea for a safe passage for his army. His prayers were heard and the tide receded, forcing the enemy’s fleet to retreat and opening up a passage to the Hōjō’s castle.


Details


Alternative title

Inamuragasaki no akebono no tsuki


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

Sep 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

258.2012.39


Artist information

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Works in the collection

107


Place

Where the work was made
Japan

Shown in 1 exhibition

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.39; Another edition was reproduced

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