100 Aspects of the Moon # 9 by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Taiso) (1839-1892)
Woodblock Prints Title: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon # 9 Mountain moon after rain (Ugo no sangetsu)
1st Publication: December 1885
Size: 13-1/2" x 9" + Margins as shown
Date of this edition: December 1885
Publisher: Akiyama Buemon
Condition: Remnants from prior mounting, stains, soiling and a couple of thin areas. Very good colors and impression, good overall condition.
More about this print: Soga no Goro Tokimune (12th century) and his elder brother Juro successfully avenged their fatherís death by killing his murderer, Kudo Suketsune, one rainy summer night in the shogunís hunting camp on the slopes of Mount Fuji. Juro was killed in the fight. Goro was captured and taken before the shogun who had him decapitated. The cuckoo flying in front of the moon is a symbol of the transience of life.
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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