An image of Mount Ji Ming moon - Zi Fang

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

(Japan 1839 – 1892)

Mount Ji Ming moon - Zi Fang, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

Location
Upper Asian gallery
Further information

Zi Fang is the literary name of Zhang Liang, who served Liu Bang in his rise to becoming the first Han emperor in 206 BC. According to the Shi Ji, China’s first history, Zhang climbed Mount Ji Ming on the night before a decisive battle and played melodies from the enemy soldiers’ home province. The men got so homesick they deserted, and thus doomed their army to defeat.

Place of origin
Japan
Period
Japan: Meiji period 1868–1912
Year
05 Jun 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
258.2012.31