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Title

On the coast at Kiyomi even the sky bars the way/ The moon is blocked by the Miho pine groves, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

1886


Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892


About

The diamond pattern in the figure's helmet indicates that the warrior depicted in this print is the 16th-century warlord Takeda Shingen. He sits on a golden cloud looking at Mount Fuji across the Miho promontory and steep mountainous coastline. The dreamlike scene and the Miho headland, with its government checkpost, suggest the obstacles to Takeda Shingen’s lifelong quest to unify Japan in the late 16th century.


Details


Alternative title

Kiyomi gata/ sora nimo seki no/ arunaraba/ tsuki o todomete/ Miho no matsubara


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

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

258.2012.41


Artist information

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Artist profile

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.41; Another edition was reproduced

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