100 Aspects of the Moon # 27 by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Taiso) (1839-1892)
Woodblock Prints Title: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon # 27 Moon at the Yamaki Mansion (Yamaki yakata no tsuki)
1st Publication: March 1886
Size: 13-1/2" x 9" + Margins as shown
Date of this edition: March 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: Kato Kagekado was a retainer of Minamoto no Yoritomo (1147-1199 AD). In this episode from the Heike monogatari Yoritomo has sent Kagekado to the mansion of Taira no Kanetaka at Yamaki, with the mission to assassinate him. Kagedo tricks Kanetaka into striking at his helmet, and then kills him.
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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