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Title

Moon of pure snow at Asano river - Chikako, the filial daughter, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

December 1885

Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 – 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Asanogawa seisetsu no tsuki - Kōjo Chikako
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
    Date
    December 1885
    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
    258.2012.10
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

    Works in the collection

    119

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  • About

    This print depicts the suicide of Chikako, who in the mid 1850s sacrificed her life in a vain attempt to secure her father’s release from prison. Her father Zeniya Gohei was a wealthy shipbuilder and entrepreneur who had been imprisoned after fishermen violently opposed his scheme to fill in a lake and turn it into rice fields.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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