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Title

Dawn moon of the Shinto rites - festival on a hill, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

05 Jun 1886


Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892


About

This print depicts the Sannō festival, which has been held in Kyoto and Tokyo since the end of the eighth century. An example of the incorporation of Shintoism into Buddhism, the festival developed out of the practice of Buddhist monks of Mount Hiei carrying an image of the Shinto deity Sannō with them when they presented a petition to the emperor in Kyoto. The festival features a procession of colourful floats like the one in this print. The rooster crowing on top of a drum on the right was a symbol of good government, adopted from China in 645. In ancient times a drum was beaten by subjects when they wanted to present a petition. During the peaceful reign of the legendary emperor Yao, the drum was no longer used and became a roosting place for chickens.


Details


Alternative title

Shinji no zangetsu - oyama no matsuri


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

05 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

258.2012.33


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.33; Another edition was reproduced

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