An image of Shizu Peak moon -  Hideyoshi

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

(Japan 1839 – 1892)

Shizu Peak moon - Hideyoshi, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

Location
Upper Asian gallery
Further information

This is the second print featuring the renowned 16th-century warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi in the series. He is shown here in full armour and wearing his impressive war helmet with the ‘sunburst’ crest. Sitting against a pine tree, Hideyoshi blows a conch-shell trumpet to signal the attack on the fortress on Shizugatake Hill. This battle took place in 1583 and was a crucial victory for Hideyoshi’s army. After this he reigned a unified Japan as the most powerful military and political leader for 15 years until his death in 1598.

Place of origin
Japan
Period
Japan: Meiji period 1868–1912
Year
25 Oct 1888
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
258.2012.66