Mount Tobisu Dawn Moon by Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892); Japanese woodblock print. ukiyoe japan decoration antique fineart home decor collectible japanese woodblock print handmade home art beautiful decorative etching illustration traditional woodcut skull
Yamanaka Yukimori (1545-1578) was a samurai who fought to resurrect the Amago clan which was destroyed by the Mori clan. The helmet with crescent moon ornament in this print is the traditional family treasure of the Yamanaka clan. For this reason, Yukimori had a strong spiritual connection to the moon. There is a story in a "Kodan" that tells of Yukimori who prayed to the crescent moon to trade his extreme suffering and difficulties for the resurrection of his master Amago.
#14 As the Moon Shines Serenely -- Yoshitoshi's "100 Aspects of the Moon" Minamoto no Tsunenobu recited a poem after hearing clothes being pounded. A giant demon responded with his own poem before vanishing.
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon - # 35 "Mount Otowa Moon" -- Yoshitoshi's '100 Aspects of the Moon.' Warrior Sakanoe no Tamuramuro (811) was honored as the Shinto God Tamura Myojin, "Bright God Tamura." Here he sweeps up the cherry blossoms near the temple.