100 Aspect of the Moon # 64 by Yoshitoshi
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Taiso) (1839-1892)
Woodblock Prints Title: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon # 64 Nakamaro views the moon in China
1st Publication: 1888
Size: 13-1/2 x 9" + Margins as shown
Date of this edition: 1888
Publisher: Akiyama Buemon
Condition: Mild fading in the kyte, else fine. Very good impression, colors, and overall condition
Notes: This print is the # 64 of the highly sought after 100 aspect of the moon series.
Abe no Nakamaro (701-770) was the son of a high court official, who at the age of 16 was sent to China to study timekeeping and the Chinese calendar. By the whim of fate he remained there until he died. The poem is thought to express his homesickness for Japan: “Now I lift my gaze to the high plain of heaven, I see the moon that rose at Kasuga over Mount Mikasa!"
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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