100 Aspects of the Moon # 23 by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Taiso) (1839-1892)
Woodblock Prints Title: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon # 23 Faith in the third-day moon (Shinko no mikazuki)
1st Publication: February 1886
Size: 13-1/2" x 9" + Margins as shown
Date of this edition: February 1886
Publisher: Akiyama Buemon
Condition: Backed on an acid free album page, else very fine. Excellent colors, impression, and overall condition.
More about this print: Yamanaka Kikanosuke Yukimori (16th century) was one of the Ten Heroes of the Amako Clan in Isumo Province. Here he is shown in full armor, wearing a Hozoin halberd (print #95), and a helmet with the crescent (or third-day) moon. This is often considered to have been Yukimori's personal choice. However, the moon shaped maedate (figured plate) may also have been an intrinsic part of the Amako battle helmet, by which these warriors stood out in the field.
Pictures: Pictures are taken outdoor, in the shade, to reflect true colors, without any enhancements of any kind. The last picture is taken indoor, with a light behind the print, to reveal the exact paper grain, holes if any, or other possible flaws.
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