In this series of eight triptychs Yoshitoshi presents warrior subjects within the popular ukiyo-e theme of Eight Views of Omi (Omi Hakkei), which itself is based on the classical Chinese landscape subject of Eight Views of the Xiao and the Xiang Rivers. Within the 'Eight Views' format there are poetic allussions which are usually referenced, including: Returning Sails (at Yabase), Evening Glow (at Seta), Autumn Moon (at Ishiyama), Clear Breeze (at Awazu), Evening Bell (at Miidera), Evening Rain (at Karasaki), Wild Geese Descending (at Katata), and Evening Snow (at Hira)—the specific locations of which were either implied or frequently substituted in order to adapt to a different subject, as is the case with this series.

Returning Sails from the Ryukyu Islands
Descending Geese Over Yahagi Bridge

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Scholten Japanese Art
145 West 58th Street, suite 6D
New York, New York 10019
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