Inamura Promontory moon at daybreak, by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Inamura Promontory moon at daybreak, by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

From the series of One Hundred Aspects of Moon, by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)

This painting depicts a scene in which Nitta Yoshisada (1301-1338) went to “Inamuragasaki” to attack the Kamakura Shogunate.

Nitta Yoshisada’s overthrowing army besieged Kamakura and struggled against the strong defense of the enemy, a natural fortress. He was searching for an opening to attack in order to bring down the fortress, when he was unable to proceed because of the high tide. So he dedicated the golden-made sword he had at his waist to the sea and prayed to the dragon gods, and the tide receded in a flash. The road to Kamakura was emerged, and Yoshisada was able to defeat the Kamakura Shogunate.

Title: Inamura Promontory moon at daybreak

Author: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Year: 1886

Size: 35.6cm × 23.7cm

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