Taiso Yoshitoshi

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Chikubushima Moon - Taiso  Yoshitoshi

Chikubushima Moon, 1886

Woodblock Print  
14.5 x 9.5 in

Description: Taira no Tsunemasa visites the shrine of the goddess Benten on Chikubu Island one evening in the 1180s, and plays the biwa so beautifully that the goddess appears and promises him victory over the Minamoto clan. Unfortunately, Tsunemasa himself dies in the battle.

Issued: 1886

Edition: printed March 1886

Condition: very fine color and impression, with fine lacquer detail; a small thin spot at top right, lightly backed

Signed: in black brush

Sealed: in red

Series: 100 Aspects of the Moon

$ 750.00

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