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Title

Mount Yoshino midnight-moon - Iga no Tsubone , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

January 1886

Artist

Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Yoshinoyama yowa no tsuki - Iga no Tsubone
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
    Date
    January 1886
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    woodblock print; ink and colour on paper
    Dimensions
    39.0 x 26.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated.

    Credit
    Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 2012
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    258.2012.15
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

    Works in the collection

    119

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  • About

    The winged god in this design is Sasaki no Kiyotaka, who was a high official at the court of Emperor Go-Daigo in the 14th century. Forced to commit ritual suicide for ill-advising the emperor, Kiyotaka’s restless spirit returned to haunt the court in exile of Yoshino Mountain. No courtier dared to face the angry ghost, except for the determined court lady Iga no Tsubone. Kiyotaka’s blue lips follow the convention used for corpses.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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