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Maker(s):Tsukioka Yoshitoshi; Akiyama Buemon (publisher)
Culture:Japanese (1839-1892)
Title:Tobisuyama Gyogetsu: Toda Hanbei Shigeyuki [Mount Tobisu Dawn Moon: Toda Hanbei Shigeyuki], from the series Tsuki hyakushi [One hundred aspects of the moon]
Date Made:June 23, 1887
Type:Print
Materials:Woodblock print (woodcut); nishiki-e, ink and colors on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Sheet: 14 11/16 in x 9 7/8 in; 37.3 cm x 25.1 cm; Image: 13 in x 8 7/8 in; 33 cm x 22.5 cm
Narrative Inscription:  TITLE: recto, upp. r. (black ink in pink cartouche, within image): [Japanese character, Tsuki hyakushi]; TITLE: recto, upp. r. (black ink in square cartouche, within image): [Japanese character, Tobisuyama / Gyogetsu / Toda Hanbei Shigeyuki]; SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. l. (black ink, within image): [Japanese character, Yoshitoshi]; SEAL: recto, lwr. l. (red ink, within image): [Japanese character, Taiso]; DATE: recto, lwr. l. (brown ink): [Japanese character, Ontodoke Meiji Niju nen Rogatsu Nijusan nichi]; INSCRIPTION: recto, lwr. l. (brown ink): [Japanese character, Nihonbashi-ku Muromachi san-chome ku-banchi / Akiyama Buemon]; SEAL: recto, lwr. l. (black ink, within image): [Japanese character, Yamamoto to]; INSCRIPTION: recto, lwr. l. (brown ink): [Japanese character, Gako ken Shuppan hito]; SEAL: recto, lwr. l. (stamp with brown ink): [Japanese character, Kumi do]; SEAL: recto, lwr. l. (stamp with brown ink): [Japanese character, [ill.]]; SEAL: recto, lwr. l. (brown ink): [Japanese character, [ill.] do].
Accession Number:  MH 1949.65.Q.RII
Credit Line:Purchase with the Nancy Everett Dwight Fund
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Description:
No. 52 from the series. A vertical print showing a fully-armed man (Toda Hanbei Shigeyuki) standing on a bluff surveying the battle below to the right, holding a spear, wearing a sword and a standard with a skull on top. Embossed pattern in the square cartouche area.

Tags:
Ukiyo-e; men; military; battles; spears; moons; dawn; swords; weapons

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