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Maker(s):Tsukioka Yoshitoshi; Akiyama Buemon (publisher)
Culture:Japanese (1839-1892)
Title:Minamoto no Yorimasa [Drawn Bow Moon], from the series Tsuki hyakushi [One hundred aspects of the moon]
Date Made:1888 March 15
Materials:Woodblock print (woodcut); nishiki-e, ink and colors on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Sheet: 14 5/8 in x 9 7/8 in; 37.1 cm x 25.1 cm; Image: 13 1/16 in x 8 13/16 in; 33.2 cm x 22.4 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, Hototogisu nao mo / kumoru ni aguru kana / Yorimasa toriaguni / yumiharizuki no iru ni / makasete]; SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. r. (black ink, within image): [Japanese character, Yoshitoshi]; SEAL: recto, lwr. r. (black ink, within image): [Japanese character, Taiso]; DATE: recto, lwr. l. (red ink): [Japanese character, Meiji nijuyichi nen sangatsu jugo nichi insatsu / Donen sangatsu juku nichi shuppan]; INSCRIPTION: recto, lwr. l. (red ink): [Japanese character, Nihonbashi-ku Muromachi san-chome ku-banchi / chosaku insatsu [ill.] hakko sha Akiyama Buemon]; SEAL: recto, lwr. l. (black ink, within image): [japanese character, Choko (or horiko) Enkatsu]; SEAL: recto, lwr. l. (stamp with red ink): [Japanese character, Kumi do]; SEAL: recto, lwr. l. (stamp with red ink): [Japanese character, [ill.]]; SEAL: recto, lwr. l. (red ink): [Japanese character, [ill.] do].
Accession Number:  MH 1949.66.Q.RII
Credit Line:Purchase with the Nancy Everett Dwight Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

No. 58 from the series. A vertical print showing a man (Minamoto Yorimasa, 1104-1180) in dark green robe with a huge bow and a sword, kneeling on the ground in front a staircase and a tree, looking upward. Different embossed patterns in the square cartouche and the man's inner white top robe.

Ukiyo-e; military; swords; bows; legends; moons; night

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