Yoshitoshi (100 Phases)
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Faith in the Third-day Moon - Yukimori


Artist: Yoshitoshi (100 Phases)
Date: February 1886
Size/Format: Oban Tate-e (9.5 by 14.5 ins approx.)
Description: Yukimori was a general who served the lord of Izumo province during the bitter civil wars of the sixteenth century. The thin crescent of the new moon begins to show clearly in the evening sky on the third day of each lunar month. This “three-day moon” is considered to be a lucky emblem and is called Mikazuki-the term is also used for a lady’s perfect eyebrows. The superstitious Yukimori believed in the good luck associated with the symbol and wore an image of it on his war helmet.
Series: 100 Phases of The Moon
Publisher: Akiyama Buemon
Condition: Fine. Retains original Japanese album backing.
Impression: Fine
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