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Title

Moon of the enemy's lair - Little Prince Usu , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

1886?

Artist

Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 – 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Zokusō no tsuki - O-Usu no miko
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
    Date
    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
    258.2012.42
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

    Works in the collection

    119

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  • About

    The print depicts an event in the life of the semi-historical O-Usu (often known as Yamato Takeru, ‘Bravest in Yamato’). The 8th-century histories Kojiki and Nihonshi say that he lived from 81–113 CE, but he is actually an amalgam of several 4th-century generals who helped the Yamato rulers to subdue indigenous groups. Here, he is disguised in his aunt’s clothes to gain entry to a feast where he kills two chieftains, brothers known as 'Kumaso Takeru' (‘Bravest of the Kumaso’). The younger brother gave O-Usu the name 'Yamato Takeru' before dying.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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