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Title

How noisy, the sound of insects calling in the meadow/ as for me, I make no sound but think of love, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

Oct 1890


Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892


About

The courtier Tairo no Tadanori was an accomplished poet and warrior. On a moonlit night, he is shown waiting outside the house of his mistress Kiku no Mae. Much to his annoyance, she is inside with a lady visitor. After waiting for a long period, he loudly flicks his fan open and closed to get her attention. She indicates that she knows he is there by telling her visitor, ‘Listen to the sound of insects calling in the field.’ He eventually leaves, disappointed; she, also saddened, sends him a love poem and kimono the next day.


Details


Alternative title

kashigamashi/ nomose ni sudaku/ mushi no ne yo/ waredani nakade/ mono o koso omoe


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

Oct 1890


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

258.2012.86


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.86; Another edition was reproduced

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