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Title

Since the crescent moon I have been waiting for tonight - Old man, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

1891


Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892


About

During the mid autumn festival, two farmers are enjoying a picnic under the full moon, when an elderly looking man drops by. Matsuo Bashō (1644–94) Japan’s most celebrated Haiku poet who sometimes referred to himself as 'okina' (old man). His clothing, which he often wore on his travels around Japan, is that of a lay priest. The farmers, with exaggerated and bony faces similar to caricature types in comical prints, are sitting on a straw mat and have gone to much effort for this festival by preparing food and drink. They have even arranged a bamboo vase with bellflowers and suzuki grass, typical flora during the full moon festival of the eighth month.


Details


Alternative title

Mikazuki no koroyori machishi koyoi kana - Okina


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

1891


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

258.2012.100


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.100; Another edition was reproduced

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