100 Aspects of the Moon # 72 by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Taiso) (1839-1892)
Woodblock Print Title: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon # 72 Mount Miyaji moon (Miyajiyama no tsuki)
1st Publication: November 1889
Size: Oban; 13-1/2" x 9-1/4" (34 x 23.5 cm)
Date of this edition: November 1889
Publisher: Akiyama Buemon
Condition: Backed on an acid free album page, remnants from prior mounting (Glue from Tape) that partially transfered to the front, mild fading.
More about this print: After the Hogen Rebellion in 1156, the courtier Fujiwara no Moronaga (1137-1192) was briefly exiled to the island of Shikoku. That autumn he consoled himself with a visit to Mount Miyaji where, while playing his biwa, a suijin or water goddess appeared.
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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