34. The moon’s inner vision (Shinkan no tsuki)

Taira no Tomoume, a blind warrior, uses second sight to see his enemies in his clan's war against the Minamoto, and in this, supposedly his death battle. He carries a poem slip as a talisman. The verse reads: “From darkness I have wandered lost on to a darker path - the moon of heart is becoming clouded.” The fallen banner bears the crest of the Mori, who fought on the Minamoto side. (June 1886)