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Title

Mount Yoshino midnight-moon - Iga no Tsubone, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

Jan 1886


Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892


About

The winged god in this design is Sasaki no Kiyotaka, who was a high official at the court of Emperor Go-Daigo in the 14th century. Forced to commit ritual suicide for ill-advising the emperor, Kiyotaka’s restless spirit returned to haunt the court in exile of Yoshino Mountain. No courtier dared to face the angry ghost, except for the determined court lady Iga no Tsubone. Kiyotaka’s blue lips follow the convention used for corpses.


Details


Alternative title

Yoshinoyama yowa no tsuki - Iga no Tsubone


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

Jan 1886


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

258.2012.15


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

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

Chris UHLENBECK, Yoshitoshi: masterpieces from the Ed Freis collection, Leiden, 2011, (colour illus.). cat.no. 15; Another edition was reproduced