100 Aspects of the Moon # 35 by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Taiso) (1839-1892)
Woodblock Prints Title: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon # 35 Mt. Otawa Moon
1st Publication: June 1886
Size: 13-1/2" x 9" + Margins as shown
Date of this edition: June 1886
Publisher: Akiyama Buemon
Condition: A tiny repair in the upper margin, thin backing from Meiji era. Excellent colors and impression, very good overall condition.
More about this print: This represents a scene from the Noh play Tamura. Three itinerant priests meet a man sweeping fallen cherry petals as they visit Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto. He is supposed to have been the spirit of the warrior Sakanoe no Tamuramaro, who assisted the priest Enchin in founding Kiyomizu Temple on Mount Otawa.
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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