An image of The moon of Ogurusu in Yamashiro

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

(Japan 1839 – 1892)

The moon of Ogurusu in Yamashiro, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

Location
Upper Asian gallery
Further information

In the 15th and 16th centuries, Japan was ravaged by a period of tumultuous civil wars that saw the rise and fall of numerous warlords. Here, the ambitious general Akechi Mitsuhide is ambushed by group of rebellious peasants. Mitsuhide has declared himself ‘shogun’ after assassinating Oda Nobunaga. However, his glory was short-lived, as his troupe was defeated by Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Nobunaga’s general. Mitsuhide fled, only to be captured and killed by bounty hunters.

Place of origin
Japan
Period
Japan: Meiji period 1868–1912
Year
01 Feb 1886
Media
Print
Medium
colour woodblock; ōban
Dimensions
39.0 x 26.0 cm
Signature & date

Signed and dated.

Credit
Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 2012
Accession number
258.2012.19