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Title

The Yūgao chapter from "The Tale of Genji", from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

Mar 1886


Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892


About

This print represents Genji’s mysterious lover Yūgao, named after the evening glory flowers ('yūgao') in her garden. She eventually accepted Genji’s invitation to visit one of his villas, but within a few hours of making love, she died, killed by the jealous spirit of one of Genji’s former mistresses. Here, her blue-lipped ghost wafts through her garden among the 'yūgao' vines.


Details


Alternative title

Genji yūgao no maki


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

Mar 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

258.2012.29


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. 29; Another edition was reproduced

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