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100 Aspects, No 7. Inaba Mountain Moon

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, 1885
100 Aspects, No 7. Inaba Mountain Moon, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
100 Aspects, No 7. Inaba Mountain Moon, zoomed in
36.8 cm100 Aspects, No 7. Inaba Mountain Moon scale comparison24.1 cm
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100 Aspects, No 7. Inaba Mountain Moon is an Edo Period Wood Block Print created by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi in 1885. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged The Moon. SourceDownload

In this scene from the Chronicles of the Taiko, the peasant-born Konoshita Tokichi (1536-1598) leads seven warriors against the supposedly impregnable Saito clan castle atop Mount Inaba. His military success set him on the path to becoming Shogun in 1585, when his name was changed to Toyotomi Hideyoshi to mask his humble birth. In 1590 he passed the title to his adopted son Hidetsugu (print #75), and took for himself the title of Taiko, or retired Regent.

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