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Title

The moon at high tide , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

January 1886

Artist

Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    ideshio no tsuki
    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
    258.2012.17
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

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  • About

    The old couple are Uba and Jō from the nō play 'Takasago'. They represent the spirits of two ancient pine trees at Takasago and Sumiyoshi who have remained spiritually close and loyal to each other despite the distance between them. The twin pine trees symbolise the fulfilment of a long, happy marriage. Even though the moon is nowhere to be seen in this image, the audience of the time could identify the print as an illustration of the scene in which the old man is looking at the moon and the woman is checking the tide before they sail away to Sumiyoshi.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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