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Title

Takakura moon - Hasebe Nobutsura , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

August 1886

Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Takakura no tsuki - Hasebe Nobutsura
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
    Date
    August 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
    258.2012.36
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

    Works in the collection

    119

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  • About

    The main figure in this image is Hasebe Nobutsura, a loyal retainer of Prince Mochihito. After having unsuccessfully plotted against the powerful Taira family in 1180, Mochihito was forced to flee from his Takakura mansion outside of Kyoto. Nobutsura cleverly had Mochihito and his companion dressed as travelling women, wearing wide-brimmed hats and all-concealing veils. Here, Nobutsura watches the fleeing prince before returning to defend his lord’s mansion.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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