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Title

Jōganden moon - Minamoto no Tsunemoto, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

Dec 1888


Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892


About

The high-ranking 10th-century courtier Minamoto no Tsunemoto was known for his excellent skills as a poet and an archer. Standing with his back turned to the viewers, Tsunemoto is shown here executing one of his heroic acts. One autumn night in 932, as Emperor Shujaku was strolling in the garden in the Jōganden wing of the imperial palace in Kyoto, a demon taking the shape of a giant deer appeared on the roof and prepared to leap on the emperor. Tsunemoto, who was present, killed the beast with a single ‘turnip-headed’ arrow between the eyes.


Details


Alternative title

Jōganden no tsuki - Minamoto no Tsunemoto


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

Dec 1888


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

258.2012.67


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.67; Another edition was reproduced

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