100 Aspects of the Moon # 66 by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

100 Aspects of the Moon # 66 by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Item# shizu-peak-moon-yoshitoshi
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Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Taiso) (1839-1892)

Woodblock Prints Title: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon # 66 Shizu Peak moon (Shizugatake no tsuki)

1st Publication: October 1888

Size: Oban; 13-1/2" x 9-1/4" (34 x 23.5 cm)

Date of this edition: October 1888

Publisher: Akiyama Buemon.

Condition: Backed on an acid free album page. Left margin trimmed, affecting the seals. Excellent colors and impression, good overall condition.

More about this print: Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536-1598) was extremely ambitious. Perhaps he sought compensation for being born in a peasant family. He entered the service of Oda Nobunaga at the age of 21. Rapidly rising, he soon became his army chief. After Nobunaga’s death in 1582, he took part in the succession wars, not least because he considered himself one of the candidates. We see him here immediately before the crucial battle of Shizugatake in 1583, blowing a giant horogai (a conch shell) to signal his troops. In spite of his low birth, he managed to become Shogun in anything but name. In 1585 he was offered the title of Kwampaku, or Regent. This, however, was not the end. He eventually unified Japan, invaded Korea, and tried to conquer China.

Pictures: Pictures are taken outdoor, in the shade, to reflect true colors, without any enhancements of any kind. The last picture is taken indoor, with a light behind the print, to reveal the exact paper grain, holes if any, or other possible flaws.

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