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Title

Inaba Mountain moon , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

10 December 1885

Artist

Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Inabayama no tsuki
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
    Date
    10 December 1885
    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
    258.2012.7
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

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  • About

    A warrior with a giant water-gourd and a sword strapped on his back climbs over a rocky outcrop. In a surprising compositional mode, the huge moon is placed below the figure, highlighting the difficult terrain. The brave samurai depicted is none other than Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536–98), the famed warlord known as the Taikō, or ‘Regent’, who unified Japan in the late 16th century. In this scene, Hideyoshi, still a young lieutenant in the army of Oda Nobunaga (1534–82), leads his unit along a difficult route to launch a successful attack on the besieged castle of the Saitō clan on Inaba Mountain. This episode is described in the Taikōki, Hideyoshi’s biography published posthumously in 1626.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 5 publications

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