100 Aspects of the Moon # 15 by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

100 Aspects of the Moon # 15 by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Item# mount-yoshino-midnightmoon-yoshitoshi
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Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Taiso) (1839-1892)

Woodblock Prints Title: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon # 15 Mount Yoshino midnight-moon (Yoshinoyama yowa no tsuki)

1st Publication: January 1886

Size: 13-1/2" x 9" + Margins as shown

Date of this edition: January 1886, 1st Edition

Publisher: Akiyama Buemon

Condition: Backed on an acid free album page, else very fine. Excellent colors and impression, very good overall condition.

More about this print: Iga no Tsubone, a court lady with the exiled emperor Go-Daigo, withstands and exorcizes the spirit of the courtier Sasaki no Kiyotaka under a full, but heavily clouded moon. Kiyotaka, adviser to Emperor Go-Daigo, was forced to commit suicide in 1333, and his angry spirit haunted the Emperorís temporary court in the Yoshino Mountains.

Pictures: Pictures are taken outdoor, in the shade, to reflect true colors, without any enhancements of any kind. The last picture is taken indoor, with a light behind the print, to reveal the exact paper grain, holes if any, or other possible flaws.


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