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Title

The cry of the fox , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

January 1886

Artist

Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Konkai
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
    Date
    January 1886
    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
    258.2012.13
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

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    In the 'kyōgen' play ‘The cry of the fox’ ('Konkai'), a fox whose entire family was killed by a hunter transforms himself into the hunter’s uncle, the priest Hakuzōsu. The disguised fox almost succeeds in convincing the hunter to give up his cruel profession. However, on his way home, the priest turned back into a fox and, having lost the power of human reasoning, fell into a trap and was captured. The tasselled seed heads of the grasses suggest the shape of ‘foxfires’, flames created by foxes to distract travellers from their way.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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