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Title

Frost fills the camp and the autumn air is still/ lines of returning geese cross the moon of the third hour - Kenshin , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

20 March 1890

Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    shimo gunei ni michi shūki kiyoshi/ sugyō no hengan tsuki sankō - Kenshin
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
    Date
    20 March 1890
    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
    258.2012.82
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    An important figure in the civil wars of the mid 16th century, Uesugi no Terutora was born to the ruling family of the province of Echigo in 1530. At the age of 13 he seized power by ousting his sickly brother. In 1552, as feudal lords often did, he became a priest and changed his name to Kenshin. He is shown here resting at camp under the full moon before a battle against his rival, the ambitious leader Takeda Shingen. He sits on a stool wearing his priestly headdress rather than a helmet, and is inspired by the geese flying in the moonlight to write a poem; the reference to the third hour in the poem signifies midnight.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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