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Title

Jōganden moon - Minamoto no Tsunemoto , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

December 1888

Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Jōganden no tsuki - Minamoto no Tsunemoto
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
    Date
    December 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
    258.2012.67
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    The high-ranking 10th-century courtier Minamoto no Tsunemoto was known for his excellent skills as a poet and an archer. Standing with his back turned to the viewers, Tsunemoto is shown here executing one of his heroic acts. One autumn night in 932, as Emperor Shujaku was strolling in the garden in the Jōganden wing of the imperial palace in Kyoto, a demon taking the shape of a giant deer appeared on the roof and prepared to leap on the emperor. Tsunemoto, who was present, killed the beast with a single ‘turnip-headed’ arrow between the eyes.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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