Trivium Art HistoryTsukioka Yoshitoshi

100 Aspects, No 9. Mountain moon after rain

100 Aspects, No 9. Mountain moon after rain, 1885 — Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
36.8 cm24.1 cm

100 Aspects, No 9. Mountain moon after rain is an Edo Period, Wood Block Print Printmaking created by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi in 1885. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Moon, and 100 Aspects of the Moon. Source

Soga no Goro Tokimune (12th century) and his elder brother Juro successfully avenged their father’s death by killing his murderer, Kudo Suketsune, one rainy summer night in the shogun’s hunting camp on the slopes of Mount Fuji. Juro was killed in the fight. Goro was captured and taken before the shogun who had him decapitated. The cuckoo flying in front of the moon is a symbol of the transience of life.

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