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Title

Received back into Moon Palace - Bamboo Cutter, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

26 Mar 1888


Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892


About

This design is inspired by the fairytale ‘Tale of the Bamboo Cutter’. An old, childless maker of bamboo baskets and his wife found a baby girl hidden inside a large bamboo stem and adopted her. She grew up to be a radiant beauty, known by the name Kaguyahime, the ‘shining princess’. Many suitors, including the emperor, sought her hand in marriage, but she declined them all, explaining that she is in fact the daughter of Jōga, the Queen of the Moon. As her sisters came down to escort her back to her heavenly realm, the old bamboo cutter implored her to stay.


Details


Alternative title

gekkyū no mukae - Taketori


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

26 Mar 1888


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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

258.2012.60


Artist information

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Works in the collection

107


Place

Where the work was made
Japan

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.60; Another edition was reproduced

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