100 Aspects of the Moon # 16 by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Taiso) (1839-1892)
Woodblock Prints Title: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon # 16 The Moon Glimmers where Michizane composes a poem by moonlight
1st Publication: January 1886
Size: 13-1/2" x 9" + Margins as shown
Date of this edition: January 1886, 1st Edition
Publisher: Akiyama Buemon
Condition: Backed on an acid free album page. Right margin partially trimmed. Excellent colors and impression, very good overall condition.
More about this print: Sugawara no Michizane (845-903 AD) was a courtier who was posthumously deified as Tenjin, the god of music, literature, and calligraphy. At age eleven, he composed the following poem in classical Chinese form: “The moon glimmers like bright snow, and plum blossoms appear like reflected stars - Ah! The golden mirror of the moon passes overhead as fragrance from the jade chamber fills the garden.”
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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