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Snow, Moon, Flowers: No. 28 Sagami, Moon over Kamakura, Omori Hikoshichi

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Chikanobu Yoshu, Japanese, (1838–1912)
Snow, Moon, Flowers: No. 28 Sagami, Moon over Kamakura, Omori Hikoshichi, 12/10/1884
Ink on Paper
12 13/16 in. x 8 3/16 in. (325.44 mm x 207.96 mm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Meiji (Japan, 1869-1912)
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Ballard
Accession Number: 93.6.101


Alternate Title: Setsugekka: Soshu, Kamakura tsuki, Omori Hikoshichi

Commentary
No. 28. Back to back print with 93.6.100.

Marks
Signed: “Yoshu Chikanobu hitsu”

Medium
Colored ink on paper; wood-block print.

Object Description
The 11th century warrior Omori Hikoshichi, according to the Taiheiki, had rescued Princess Chihaya, daughter of his former enemy Kusunoki Masashige (1294-1336). As Hikoshichi carried her across a river, he noticed in her reflection that she had horns and had changed into a demon, intent on revenging her father's death.

Inset: A young man pays homage to an older warrior.

For more information, please refer to the Chikanobu exhibition catalogue.

Publisher
Kobayashi Testujiro

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