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Title

Mount Otowa moon - Bright God Tamura , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

June 1886

Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Otawayama no tsuki - Tamura Myōjin
    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
    258.2012.35
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    This print illustrates a scene in the nō play 'Tamura'. Three itinerant priests meet a man sweeping fallen cherry petals as they visit the Kiyomizu temple in Kyoto. The man reveals himself as the ghost of Sakanoe no Tamuramaro, who was a famous general of the later Nara period (710–94). Sakanoue waged campaigns against the Ebisu, the indigenous people of northern and eastern Japan, and was deified as the Shinto god Tamura Myōjin after his death in 811. It is said Tamura assisted the priest Enchin in the founding of Kiyomizu temple on Mount Otowa.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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