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Title

Mount Ashigara moon - Yoshimitsu , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

10 October 1889

Artist

Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Ashigarayama no tsuki - Yoshimitsu
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
    Date
    10 October 1889
    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
    258.2012.70
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

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  • About

    The 11th-century courtier and warrior Minamoto no Yoshimitsu was not only accomplished in martial arts but, above all, in music. His favourite instrument is the 'sho', a mouth organ made with bamboo reeds. One day, on his way into battle, he was followed by the young son of his deceased sho teacher. Yoshimitsu tried to convince the youth to turn around, but could only do so after he agreed to teach him a beautiful tune that he had learnt from the boy’s father. This event took place on Mount Ashigara on a moonlit night. The story is recorded in ‘Collection of things heard in the past and present’, a history compiled in 1254.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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