100 Aspects of the Moon # 42 by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

100 Aspects of the Moon # 42 by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Item# moon-of-the-enemy-yoshitoshi
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Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Taiso) (1839-1892)

Woodblock Prints Title: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon # 42 Moon of the enemy’s lair (Zokuso no tsuki)

1st Publication: 1886

Size: 13-1/2" x 9" + Margins as shown

Date of this edition: 1886

Publisher: Akiyama Buemon

Condition: Stain in the upper margin, else very fine. Excellent colors and impression, Very good good overall condition.

More about this print: O-Usu no miko (Little Prince Usu), aka Yamato-Take no Mikoto, was the physically strong and ruthless third son of emperor Keiko, who reigned from 71-130 AD. The many exploits attributed to O-Usu are described in the Kojiki and Nihonji, major histories compiled in the 8th century. We see him here dressed as a woman and concealing his sword. After his father has sent him to deal with a Kumaso rebellion, he infiltrates in disguise into the rebels' camp, and kills the two brothers who led the rebellion.

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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