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Title

Cooling off at Shijō, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

Dec 1885


Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892


About

Shijō refers to a restaurant area in Kyoto that is situated along the Kamo River. It was fashionable on a hot summer evening around the time of the full moon to sit by the river to cool off. This teahouse waitress is depicted relaxing at the end of a day. Her robe reveals glimpses of her red undergarment, which was seen as rather risqué at the time. The lamp beside her is emblazoned with the crest of her teahouse and her summer robe has the pattern of 'chidori' ('sea plovers'), the insignia of the geisha from Kyoto’s Pontochō entertainment district.


Details


Alternative title

Shijō nōryō


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


Accession number

258.2012.11


Artist information

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Artist profile

Works in the collection

107


Place

Where the work was made
Japan

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


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. 11; Another edition was reproduced

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