An image of Mount Otowa moon - Bright God Tamura

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

(Japan 1839 – 1892)

Mount Otowa moon - Bright God Tamura, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

Location
Not on display
Further information

This print illustrates a scene in the nō play 'Tamura'. Three itinerant priests meet a man sweeping fallen cherry petals as they visit the Kiyomizu temple in Kyoto. The man reveals himself as the ghost of Sakanoe no Tamuramaro, who was a famous general of the later Nara period (710–94). Sakanoue waged campaigns against the Ebisu, the indigenous people of northern and eastern Japan, and was deified as the Shinto god Tamura Myōjin after his death in 811. It is said Tamura assisted the priest Enchin in the founding of Kiyomizu temple on Mount Otowa.

Place of origin
Japan
Period
Japan: Meiji period 1868–1912
Year
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
258.2012.35