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This print is part of Yoshitoshi's famous series "100 Aspects of the Moon" which depicts scenes from traditional Chinese and Japanese history and lore. The blind warrior, Taira no Tomoume, uses the second sight to see his enemies in battle. His talisman reads, "From darkness I have wandered lost on to a darker path - the moon of the heart is becoming clouded", aluding to the death battle he is fighting.

Details

  • Title: Shinkan no Tsuki (The Moon's Inner Vision)
  • Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
  • Date: 1886-06
  • Physical Location: Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
  • Provenance: The prints in this series were given to Elizabeth Billings as a gift by Sho Nemoto.
  • Contributor: Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, National Park Service
  • Catalog Number: MABI 9289h

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