100 Aspects of the Moon # 89 by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Taiso) (1839-1892)
Woodblock Prints Title: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon # 89 Horin temple moon (Horinji no tsuki)
1st Publication: December 1890
Size: Oban; 13-1/2" x 9-1/4" (34 x 23.5 cm)
Date of this edition: December 1890
Publisher: Akiyama Buemon.
Condition: Backed on an acid free album page, left margin partially trimmed, affecting the seal, else very fine. Excellent colors and impression, very good overall condition.
More about this print: The weeping woman is Yokobue, a lady-in-waiting to the Empress Kenreimonin (1155-1213). She fell in love with palace guard Tokiyori who, when his father disapproved, took religious orders. She followed him to the Horin temple in Saga near Kyoto to ask him to return, but he refused to see her.
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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