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Title

Shinobugaoka moon - Gyokuensai, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

1889


Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892


About

A young man dressed in an elegant black robe raises his sleeves as if to shield himself from the fallen cherry-blossom petals. The top-knot of his hair and the two swords at his side indicate his samurai status. The title cartouche identifies his name as Gyokuensai and the location for the scene as Shinobugaoka, a popular place for cherry-blossom-viewing parties in Edo. Behind Gyokuensai, a gorgeously decorated kimono is seen attached to a branch. In pre-modern times, clothing was used as a curtain or backdrop for picnics.


Details


Alternative title

Shinobugaoka no tsuki - Gyokeunsai


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

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


Accession number

258.2012.76


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.76; Another edition was reproduced

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