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Title

Rainy moon - Kojima Takanori , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

1889

Artist

Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    uchū no tsuki - Kojima Takanori
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
    Date
    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
    258.2012.78
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

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  • About

    Kojima Takanori (d1358), lord of the Bizen province, was not only known for his bravery but also for his deep knowledge of the Chinese classics. This designs illustrates his famous act of loyalty, which is recorded in the 14th century chronicle 'Taiheiki' (‘Chronicle of the Great Peace’). Takanori led a small group of loyal retainers to rescue Emperor Go-Daigo, who was sent into exile as a result of a power struggle between the court and the military leaders. Takanori lost his way, but eventually found the inn where the emperor was held. Disguised as a peasant, he carved a Chinese poem alluding to the rescue of an ancient Chinese king on the bark of a cherry tree in front of the inn, knowing that only the emperor would understand the underlying message of hope.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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