100 Aspects of the Moon # 76 by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Taiso) (1839-1892)
Woodblock Prints Title: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon # 76 Shinobugaoka moon (Shinobugaoka 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: Little remnants from prior mounting, else very fine. Excellent colors, impression, and overall condition.
More about this print: A young samurai, Gyokuensai, pays a nightly visit to Shinobugaoka (now Ueno park in Tokyo) during the cherry blossom viewing season. He raises his sleeve as if to shield himself when a sudden gust of cold wind catches the cherry blossom petals, and sways the hanging kimono.
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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