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: A stain in the water area, album backing from Meiji era. Mild trimming on the left margin, affecting partially the seal. Some rubbing on the upper right margin. Excellent colors and impression, very good 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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