70. Mount Ashigara moon (Ashigarayama no tsuki)

General Minamoto no Yoshimitsu (1056-1127), aka Shinra Saburo, was an accomplished performer on the sho, a short bamboo mouth organ. He is said to have convinced Toyowara Tokiaki, the son of his deceased sho master, to follow in his fathers footsteps. Both men are often depicted sitting opposite, playing a sho duet. In this design Yoshitoshi focusses on Yoshimitsu, rather than repeating the full picture of both men. (printed October 1889)