The Blind Swordsman – Canvas


Canvas print of Japanese art – Yoshitoshi’s ukiyo-e artwork featuring a blind swordsman of the Taira clan using his inner sight for deadly combat.

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The title of this woodcut, Shinkan no Tsuki – Taira no Tomoume, speaks about the blind swordsman whose name is Tomoume of the Taira clan and his inner vision which enables him to engage in a ferocious battle even though he is unable to see. The flag on his back contains a poem, which reads “From darkness / I have wandered lost / on to a darker path / the moon of my heart / is becoming clouded”.

The print is from Yoshitoshi’s series “100 Aspects of the Moon”. Please note the original archival image has suffered the ravages of time, resulting in a vintage look and feel to this reproduction. But in the spirit of wabi-sabi, we think it looks rather cool!

Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Date: 1886
Original Type: Ukiyo-e woodcut
Canvas: 8×12 to 30×40 inch sizing, wrapped canvas

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Canvas Size

8×12 inches (A4 approx), 12×16 inches (A3 approx), 16×24 inches (A2 approx), 30×24 inches (A1 approx), 40×30 inches (just under A0)


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