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Title

Suzaku Gate moon - Hakuga Sammi, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

01 Feb 1886


Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892


About

The 10th-century courtier Minamoto no Hiromasa (also known as Hakuga Sanmi) was a famous musician who excelled in the 'biwa' (short-necked lute), 'yokobue' (horizontal flute) and 'hichiriki' (flute played to the front). In this print he is playing the 'yokobue' in a duet with an unidentified man whose heavy beard and unusual hat indicate that he is a foreigner, perhaps from central Asia. They are playing beneath the Suzaku Gate, the main gate to the area containing the imperial palace and government offices in Kyoto.


Details


Alternative title

Suzakumon no tsuki - Hakuga Sammi


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

01 Feb 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

258.2012.20


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. 20; Another edition was reproduced

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