The Moon’s Invention
Oban tate-e (9.5 by 14 ins approx.)
“The Moon’s Invention – Hozoin” : In’ei, abbot of the Hozoin temple in Nara, stares at the reflection of a sickle shaped moon and his practice spear. Yoshitoshi is suggesting that this is how he developed the idea for the ‘sickle-spear” he was famous for inventing.
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