Detail: sculpture in the Musee D’Orsay. Paris. http://hadrian6.tumblr.com
Ukiyo-e by Taiso Yoshitoshi: Guru Tokimune (one of the Soga brothers). He is preparing to avenge the death of his dear father. The cocku flying in front of the moon crescent symbolises the ephemeral nature of life. Stamp in the Tsuki hyakushi series (“100 aspects of the moon”), 1885.