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Title

Cooling off at Shijō , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

December 1885

Artist

Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Shijō nōryō
    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
    258.2012.11
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

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  • About

    Shijō refers to a restaurant area in Kyoto that is situated along the Kamo River. It was fashionable on a hot summer evening around the time of the full moon to sit by the river to cool off. This teahouse waitress is depicted relaxing at the end of a day. Her robe reveals glimpses of her red undergarment, which was seen as rather risqué at the time. The lamp beside her is emblazoned with the crest of her teahouse and her summer robe has the pattern of 'chidori' ('sea plovers'), the insignia of the geisha from Kyoto’s Pontochō entertainment district.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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