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Title

Since the crescent moon I have been waiting for tonight - Old man , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

1891

Artist

Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 – 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Mikazuki no koroyori machishi koyoi kana - Okina
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
    Date
    1891
    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
    258.2012.100
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

    Works in the collection

    119

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  • About

    During the mid autumn festival, two farmers are enjoying a picnic under the full moon, when an elderly looking man drops by. Matsuo Bashō (1644–94) Japan’s most celebrated Haiku poet who sometimes referred to himself as 'okina' (old man). His clothing, which he often wore on his travels around Japan, is that of a lay priest. The farmers, with exaggerated and bony faces similar to caricature types in comical prints, are sitting on a straw mat and have gone to much effort for this festival by preparing food and drink. They have even arranged a bamboo vase with bellflowers and suzuki grass, typical flora during the full moon festival of the eighth month.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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