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Title

I wish I had gone to bed immediately/ but now the night has passed/ and I watch the moon descend, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

06 Jan 1887?


Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892


About

This print illustrates the poem in the title cartouche by the Heian court lady and famous poetess Akazome Emon (956–1041). It expresses the feeling of a woman who has lost a night’s sleep waiting for her lover, who did not come. Akazome served one of the emperor’s consorts and later joined the household of the most powerful political leader of the time, Fujiwara no Michinaga. Besides writing poetry, Akazome was also known as the main author of the 'Eiga monogatari', a history of the Fujiwara family.


Details


Alternative title

yasurawade/nenamashi mono o/ sayo fukete/ katabuku made no/ tsuki o mishi kana


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

06 Jan 1887?


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

258.2012.44


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.44; Another edition was reproduced

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