100 Aspects of the Moon # 13 by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Taiso) (1839-1892)
Woodblock Print Title: The cry of the fox
1st Publication: January 1886
Size: 13 1/2" x 9" + Margins as shown (34.3 x 23 cm + margins)
Date of this edition: January 1886
Publisher: Akiyama Buemon
Condition: Backed on acid free paper, else very fine. Excellent colors, very good overall condition.
Notes: Konkai is the title of a Kyogen, a comic interlude performed between Noh plays. A magical fox disguises itself as the old priest Hakuzosu and visits the priestís nephew, a hunter. After persuading the hunter to protect foxes, he leaves and slowly resumes his original form. As the story continues, a cry is heard when the not so cunning fox takes the bait in a trap, and is caught.
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