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Title

The moon through a crumbling window, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

01 Jun 1886


Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892


About

Bodhidharma (Daruma in Japanese) was an Indian prince and the founder of Zen Buddhism. He travelled from India to China in the sixth century seeking enlightenment through Buddhist practice. He is said to have gone to Luoyang in northern China where he sat facing a wall for nine years, and meditated for so long the wall started to disintegrate. Here, Bodhidharma is sitting in meditation under the moonlight. Struggling with his thoughts, he appears fierce rather than calm.


Details


Alternative title

hasō no tsuki


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

01 Jun 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

258.2012.30


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.30; Another edition was reproduced

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