An image of On the coast at Kiyomi even the sky bars the way/ The moon is blocked by the Miho pine groves

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

(Japan 1839 – 1892)

On the coast at Kiyomi even the sky bars the way/ The moon is blocked by the Miho pine groves, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

Location
Not on display
Further information

The diamond pattern in the figure's helmet indicates that the warrior depicted in this print is the 16th-century warlord Takeda Shingen. He sits on a golden cloud looking at Mount Fuji across the Miho promontory and steep mountainous coastline. The dreamlike scene and the Miho headland, with its government checkpost, suggest the obstacles to Takeda Shingen’s lifelong quest to unify Japan in the late 16th century.

Place of origin
Japan
Period
Japan: Meiji period 1868–1912
Year
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
258.2012.41