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Title

Seson temple moon - Captain Yoshitaka, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

1888


Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892


About

Fujiwara no Yoshitaka held the rank of 'shōshō', (‘minor captain’), at the 10th-century Heian court. As a 12 year old, he garnered attention at poetry parties at the palace for his skills in composing linked verses. To avoid conflict with his older brother, Agechika, who was likewise an accomplished poet, Yoshitaka eventually gave up poetry to concentrate on Buddhist studies. Dressed in courtly attire, he is shown here sitting deep in thought in an extensive garden ground on a moonlit night. Even though no characteristic landmarks are in sight, the print’s title identifies the location as the ground of Seson temple outside of Kyoto.


Details


Alternative title

Sesonji no tsuki - Shōshō Yoshitaka


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

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


Accession number

258.2012.69


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.69; Another edition was reproduced

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