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Title

Mount Ashigara moon - Yoshimitsu, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

10 Oct 1889


Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892


About

The 11th-century courtier and warrior Minamoto no Yoshimitsu was not only accomplished in martial arts but, above all, in music. His favourite instrument is the 'sho', a mouth organ made with bamboo reeds. One day, on his way into battle, he was followed by the young son of his deceased sho teacher. Yoshimitsu tried to convince the youth to turn around, but could only do so after he agreed to teach him a beautiful tune that he had learnt from the boy’s father. This event took place on Mount Ashigara on a moonlit night. The story is recorded in ‘Collection of things heard in the past and present’, a history compiled in 1254.


Details


Alternative title

Ashigarayama no tsuki - Yoshimitsu


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

10 Oct 1889


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

258.2012.70


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.70; Another edition was reproduced

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