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Title

Gojō Bridge moon , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

13 April 1888

Artist

Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 – 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Gojōbashi no tsuki
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
    Date
    13 April 1888
    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
    258.2012.61
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    This design is an abbreviated illustration of the famous encounter between Minamoto no Yoshitsune, the most courageous and chivalrous hero of the late 12th-century civil wars, and the warrior-priest Musashibō Benkei. Having been told that he needed the tempered point of 1000 swords in order to make a fine sword for himself, Benkei set out to ‘collect’ swords from warriors who crossed the bridge at Gojō (‘Fifth Avenue’) in Kyoto. When the unsuspecting teenage Yoshitsune came along, Benkei attacked him but was comprehensively beaten, as Yoshitsune had studied martial art with the legendary 'tengu' and was endowed with supreme powers. Yoshitsune is seen here leaping effortlessly into the air to escape Benkei’s attack.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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