100 Aspects of the Moon # 96 by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Taiso) (1839-1892)
Woodblock Prints Title: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon # 96 Chofu village moon (Chofu sato no tsuki)
1st Publication: June 1891
Size: 13-1/2" x 9" + Margins as shown
Date of this edition: June 1891
Publisher: Akiyama Buemon
Condition: Backed on acid free paper, very mild soiling and partial trimming in the right margin. Very good colors, impression and overall condition.
More about this print: The river near Chofu, a village on the Musashi Plain, was known as one of the Mu Tamagawa or Six Jewel Rivers. Its clean water was ideal for treating cloths. A famous poem by Lord Teika (1162-1241) about the Chofu river reads as follows: "At Tatzukuri - on cloth spread out for bleaching - the morning dewdrops lay shining strings - Jewel River village."
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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