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Title

Moon of pure snow at Asano river - Chikako, the filial daughter, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

Dec 1885


Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892


About

This print depicts the suicide of Chikako, who in the mid 1850s sacrificed her life in a vain attempt to secure her father’s release from prison. Her father Zeniya Gohei was a wealthy shipbuilder and entrepreneur who had been imprisoned after fishermen violently opposed his scheme to fill in a lake and turn it into rice fields.


Details


Alternative title

Asanogawa seisetsu no tsuki - Kōjo Chikako


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

Dec 1885


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour woodblock; ōban


Dimensions

39.0 x 26.0 cm


Signature & date

Signed and dated.


Credit

Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 2012


Location

Not on display


Accession number

258.2012.10


Artist information

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Works in the collection

107


Place

Where the work was made
Japan

Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Yuriko Iwakiri, Yoshitoshi Tsuki hyakushi (Yoshitoshi’s One hundred aspects of the moon), Tokyo, 2010. General reference; Another edition was reproduced

John Stevenson, Yoshitoshi's One hundred aspects of the moon, Seattle, 1992, (colour illus.). cat.no. 10; Another edition was reproduced

Chris UHLENBECK, Yoshitoshi: masterpieces from the Ed Freis collection, Leiden, 2011, 135-136. General reference; Another edition was reproduced