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Title

Inaba Mountain moon, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

10 Dec 1885


Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892


About

A warrior with a giant water-gourd and a sword strapped on his back climbs over a rocky outcrop. In a surprising compositional mode, the huge moon is placed below the figure, highlighting the difficult terrain. The brave samurai depicted is none other than Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536–98), the famed warlord known as the Taikō, or ‘Regent’, who unified Japan in the late 16th century. In this scene, Hideyoshi, still a young lieutenant in the army of Oda Nobunaga (1534–82), leads his unit along a difficult route to launch a successful attack on the besieged castle of the Saitō clan on Inaba Mountain. This episode is described in the Taikōki, Hideyoshi’s biography published posthumously in 1626.


Details


Alternative title

Inabayama no tsuki


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

10 Dec 1885


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

258.2012.7


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 4 publications

Bibliography


Emma Glyde, Look, 'To the moon', pg 22-23, Sydney, Mar 2013, 22(colour illus.).

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. 7; General reference; Another edition was reproduced

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