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Title

The moon's inner vision - Taira no Tomoume , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

June 1886

Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    shinkan no tsuki - Taira no Tomoume
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
    Date
    June 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
    258.2012.34
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

    Works in the collection

    119

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  • About

    This print depicts the death battle of the blind warrior Taira no Tomoume against a Minamoto adversary during the late 12th century. Though the moon is not represented in the print, it is an important element, alluded to in the short Japanese poem, ‘tanka’, inscribed on the stick carried as a talisman on Tomoume’s back. It reads: ‘From darkness I have wandered lost/On to a darker path/The moon of my heart/Is becoming clouded.’

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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