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100 Aspects of the Moon, The Moon at Gojo Bridge: Yoshitsune

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100 Aspects of the Moon, The Moon at Gojo Bridge: Yoshitsune

1888 (April)
19th Century
14 5/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (37.15 cm x 25.08 cm)

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, Japanese, (1839–1892)

Object Type: Works on Paper
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Medium and Support: Color woodcut on paper
Credit Line: Gift of William P. Wentworth
Accession Number: 1986.1.33
This print is a depiction from Japanese folklore where a man named Minamoto no Yoshitsune boldly jumps out of the reach of Benkei, a notorious thief said to steal the weaponry of warriors who crossed the Gojo bridge. In this depiction of the story from Yoshitoshi’s 100 Aspects of the Moon series, we see the artist interestingly omit Bankei all together, just focusing on the heroic jump of Yoshitsune. The sense of height and movement of the jump is masterfully captured in the body position and flowing garments trailing the figure as it appears to be floating over the impending danger with ease.

--Joel Frank, December 2014

Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Dimensions
  • Image Dimensions: 13 in. x 8 7/8 in. (33.02 cm x 22.54 cm)
  • Mat Dimensions: 20 in. x 16 in. (50.8 cm x 40.64 cm)
  • Sheet Dimensions: 14 5/8 x 9 7/8 in. (37.15 x 25.08 cm)

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