An image of Inamura Promontory moon at daybreak

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

(Japan 1839 – 1892)

Inamura Promontory moon at daybreak, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

Location
Not on display
Further information

The subject of this design is Nitta no Yoshisada, a general in the Hōjō army, who shifted his support to Emperor Go-Daigo when the Go-Daigo escaped from exile in 1333. Realising that the route to the Hōjō stronghold was blocked by the Inamura cliffs and the enemy’s fleet, Yoshisada offered his sword and prayers to the deities of the sea for a safe passage for his army. His prayers were heard and the tide receded, forcing the enemy’s fleet to retreat and opening up a passage to the Hōjō’s castle.

Place of origin
Japan
Period
Japan: Meiji period 1868–1912
Year
Sep 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
258.2012.39