100 Aspects of the Moon # 77 by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Taiso) (1839-1892)
Woodblock Prints Title: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon # 77 Lunacy - unrolling letters (Tsuki no monogurui - fumihiroge)
1st Publication: November 1889
Size: Oban; 13-1/2" x 9-1/4" (34 x 23.5 cm)
Date of this edition: November 1889
Publisher: Akiyama Buemon.
Condition: Backed on an acid free album page. Left margin trimmed affecting the seals. Excellent colors and impression, good overall condition.
More about this print: Ochiyo was a young maidservant in the household of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. One day she received news that her lover had died, and went mad with grief. She wandered around Kyoto, rolling and unrolling his letters. Here Ochiyo stands barefooted on Gojo Bridge, staring vacantly past the letters that are spiraling towards the moon.
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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