100 Aspects of the Moon # 36 by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Taiso) (1839-1892)
Woodblock Prints Title: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon # 36 Takakura moon (Takakura no tsuki)
1st Publication: August 1886
Size: 13-1/2" x 9" + Margins as shown
Date of this edition: August 1886
Publisher: Akiyama Buemon
Condition: Toning, little remnants from prior mounting (Tape), losses on edges in the margin, mild soiling. Very good colors and impression good overall.
More about this print: After having plotted against Taira no Kiyomori in the year 1180, and having been found out, Prince Mochihito - brother of the deposed emperor Takakura - and his companion Munenobu flee from the Takakura mansion disguised in women's traveling costumes.
However, the main character of this scene is Hasebe no Nobutsura, Mochihito’s retainer, who has helped them escaping. Nobutsura, was captured, but refused to reveal the prince's whereabouts even under torture. Nobutsura survived, and became Lord of Noto province after the Taira had been defeated in 1185.
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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