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Title

The Gion district, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

Oct 1885


Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892


About

This print illustrates a scene from Act VII of the popular Kabuki play 'Kanadehon chūshingura' (‘The treasury of loyal retainers’), which is based on a real-life story of revenge by the 47 'rōnin' (or masterless samurai) in the early 1700s. The young man is Oishi Rikiya, son of Yuranosuke, the leader of the 'rōnin'. Rikiya tries to secretly deliver a letter containing news about the conspirators’ activities to his father, who lives in disguise at the Ichiriki teahouse in Kyoto’s pleasure quarter Gion.


Details


Alternative title

Gionmachi


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

Oct 1885


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

258.2012.4


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. 4; 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