# 95 "The Moon's Invention" -- Yoshitoshi's '100 Aspects of the Moon' Master of spearfighting, the martial arts monk In’ei (1521-1607) of Nara, creator of a spear with a crescent-shaped cross-blade, reflects on the inspiration for his weapon.
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon - # 57 "Reading By the Moon" -- Yoshitoshi's '100 Aspects of the Moon' Zi Lou one of China's 24 Paragons of Filial Piety shown reading while carrying a sack of rice for his parents.
Japanese Ukiyo-e master Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) is considered by many to be Japan's last great woodblock artist, and his final work, the series One Hundred Aspects of the Moon, is regarded as his greatest achievement.
# 78 "Rainy moon" (Uchu no tsuki) -- Yoshitoshi's 'One Hundred Aspects of the Moon' When the Emperor Go-Daigo was captured by the Hojo family and exiled in 1331, his retainer Kojima Takanori followed the convoy disguised as a farmer. One rainy night he carved a message in a cherry tree that only the Emperor would understand: a Chinese poem referring the the abduction of a Chinese emperor who was eventually liberated by a loyal follower. Go-Daigo saw the message, and gained courage from it.
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon - # 19 "The Moon of Ogurusu in Yamashiro" -- Yoshitoshi's "100 Aspects of the Moon." After the death of the shogun Toyotomi Hideoshi, the Emperor is persuaded to appoint Akechi Mitsuhide as shogun. After 13 days, peasants ambush and kill him. A peasant waits in hiding for him.