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Title

An iron cauldron and the moon at night - Kofuna no Gengo and Kōshi Hanzō , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

01 February 1886

Artist

Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    tsukiyo no kama - Kofuna no Gengo and Kōshi Hanzō
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
    Date
    01 February 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
    258.2012.18
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

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  • About

    Kofuna no Gengo and Kōshi Hanzō are two small-time, not-very-smart crooks, who plot to steal an enormous iron cauldron on a full moon night. As the pot is huge and heavy, they plan to break it into pieces with a mallet and a handsaw. The exaggerated long limbs and physiognomies of the two figures are reminiscent of the caricature sketches – 'manga' – by the noted woodblock print master Katsushika Hokusai. They also continue an illustrative tradition begun by the 12th-century Abbot Toba of Kozan temple who is famous for his scrolls featuring caricatures of animals and people.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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