Inaba Mountain moon, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon
10 December 1885
1839 – 1892
- Alternative title
- Inabayama no tsuki
- Place where the work was made
- Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
- 10 December 1885
- Media category
- Materials used
- colour woodblock; ōban
- 39.0 x 26.0 cm
- Signature & date
Signed and dated.
- Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 2012
- Not on display
- Accession number
- Artist information
Works in the collection
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.
Where the work was made
Shown in 1 exhibition
Yoshitoshi: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 20 Aug 2016–20 Nov 2016
Referenced in 5 publications
Emma Glyde, Look, 'To the moon', pg 22-23, Sydney, Mar 2013, 22(colour illus.).
Yuriko Iwakiri, Yoshitoshi Tsuki hyakushi (Yoshitoshi’s One hundred aspects of the moon), Tokyo, 2010. General reference; Another edition was reproduced
Natalie Seiz, Look, 'Lunar orbit', pgs.24-28, Sydney, Aug 2016, 25 (colour illus.).
John Stevenson, Yoshitoshi's One hundred aspects of the moon, Seattle, 1992, (colour illus.). cat.no. 7; General reference; Another edition was reproduced
Chris UHLENBECK, Yoshitoshi: masterpieces from the Ed Freis collection, Leiden, 2011, 135-136. General reference; Another edition was reproduced
Other works by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
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