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Title

Mount Tobisu dawn moon - Toda Hanbei Shigeyuki , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

23 June 1887

Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Tobisuyama gyōgetsu - Toda Hanbei Shigeyuki
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
    Date
    23 June 1887
    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
    258.2012.52
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    The print illustrates an important scene in the battle of Mount Tobisu in 1525, when Tokugawa Ieyasu, founder of the Tokugawa shogunate, broke the siege at Nagashino Castle and defeated the army of his enemy Takeda Shingen. He was helped by a loyal retainer named Sakai Tadatsugu, who is shown here standing on an elevated platform to oversee the attack at dawn. The title cartouche erroneously identifies the warrior here as Toda Hanbei Shigeyuki, another supporter of Ieyasu, who was also known as Toda Tadatsugu. Sakai’s ferocity is revealed through the human skull he used as personal standard.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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