C1898

Yashima

Artist:

Tsukioka Kogyo (1869 - 1927)

Woodblock from the series Nogaku hyakuban (One Hundred No Dramas) In the Noh play Yashima several priests come to Yashima Bay, the sight of a famous Genpei battle in which the Minamoto, led by general Yoshitsune, routed the Taira. Two fishermen … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Yashima

Date:

C1898

Artist:

Tsukioka Kogyo (1869 - 1927)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Woodblock.

Image Size: 

255mm 
x 380mm
AUTHENTICITY
Yashima - Antique Print from 1898

Genuine antique
dated:

1898

Description:

Woodblock from the series Nogaku hyakuban (One Hundred No Dramas)

In the Noh play Yashima several priests come to Yashima Bay, the sight of a famous Genpei battle in which the Minamoto, led by general Yoshitsune, routed the Taira. Two fishermen appear and tell the priests in detail of that battle. When asked their names, the fishermen promise to return in the priest’s dream. Later the ghost of Yoshitsune appears and tells of the battle, in particular how he retrieved his dropped bow from among the enemy ships. He mimes the battles between asuras in warrior hell, and then disappears.

Biography:

Tsukioka Kogyo (1869-1927)

Although Kogyo was born the year after
the beginning of the Meiji restoration, which brought Japan into the
modern Western world, he was to become famous for his depiction of
scenes from the traditional Japanese theatre Noh. A talented and
prolific artist he was to create over 550 prints of Noh plays.

At the age of fifteen he was apprenticed
to the great woodblock artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892), who had
married his mother. Yoshitoshi, had a “lifelong fascination with Noh”
and influenced his apprentice, to appreciate all aspects of Noh
perfomances. After Yoshitoshi’s death, he went on to study with the
painter and woodblock artist Ogata Gekko (1859-1920), who had a more
modern style, which Kogyo was to adapt for his woodblocks.

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