100 Aspects of the Moon # 82 by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

100 Aspects of the Moon # 82 by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Item# kenshin-watching-geese-in-the-moonlight
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Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Taiso) (1839-1892)

Woodblock Prints Title: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon # 82 Kenshin watching geese in the moonlight

1st Publication: April 1890

Size: Oban; 13-1/2" x 9-1/4" (34 x 23.5 cm)

Date of this edition: April 1890

Publisher: Akiyama Buemon.

Condition: Backed on an acid free album page, right margin trimmed affecting the seals, else very fine. Excellent colors and impression, very good overall condition.

More about this print: Uesugi Terutoa (15301578), also known by his Buddhist priest name Kenshin, was famed for his military expertise and strategy, and for the legendary rivalry with Takeda Shingen (print #41). Here he is seen on the eve of a successful battle on the island of Sado, watching a flight of birds pass the midnight full moon, and moved to compose a poem that reads: "Frost fills the camp and the autumn air is still - lines of returning geese cross the moon of the third hour."

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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