100 Aspects of the Moon # 87 by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Taiso) (1839-1892)
Woodblock Print Title: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon # 87 Moon of Kintoki's mountain (Kintokiyama no tsuki)
1st Publication: October 1890
Size: 13 1/2" x 9" + Margins as shown (34.4 x 23 + margins as shown)
Date of this edition: October 1890
Publisher: Akiyama Buemon
Condition: Backed on an acid free edo era paper, else very fine.
More about this print: This design is about the legend of the child Kintaro ("Golden Boy"), who grew up on Ashingara Mountain with his (foster-)mother Yamauba, and only wild animals for companions. Here he witnesses a wrestling match between a hare and a monkey. He is supposed to have been incredibly strong. He was eventually discovered by Minamoto no Yorimitsu, and taken into his service to become the famous warrior Sakata no Kintoki.
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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