About this artwork
This hanging scroll portrays the shogun lord Uesugi no Terutora (known as Kenshin) as he sits in his military encampment beside a banquet for his generals. He is enjoying a moment of quiet before the next day’s battle against his longtime rival and, struck by the sight of a flock of geese flying past the full moon, he is inspired to write a poem.
- Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
- Frost fills the air and the autumn air is still/lines of returning geese cross the moon in the third hour-Kenshin, from the series Twelve Aspects of the Moon
- Made 1885–1892
- Hanging scroll; ink and colors on silk
- 105.5 × 40.7 cm (41 9/16 × 16 in. )
- Gift of Roger L. Weston