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Title

Mount Miyaji moon - Moronaga, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

Nov 1889


Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892


About

Being on the losing side of the Hōgen Rebellion in 1156, the courtier Fujiwara no Moronaga was sent to exile on the island of Shikoku. One day in autumn, he wandered around in the countryside and came to Mount Miyagi, which was famous for its forest and waterfall. Moved by the sound of the water and the songs of the birds, Moronaga started to play a tune on his 'biwa' (short-necked lute). The music soothed his homesickness. Charmed by his music, 'suijin' (the water goddess) appeared, dressed as a travelling noblewoman.


Details


Alternative title

Miyajiyama no tsuki - Moronaga


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

Nov 1889


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

258.2012.72


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.72; Another edition was reproduced

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