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Title

Chang E flees to the moon , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

October 1885

Artist

Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Jōga hongetsu tsuki
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
    Date
    October 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
    258.2012.2
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

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  • About

    Chang E (Jōga in Japanese) was the wife of Hou Yi, an archer who served Yao, the mythical emperor of China. One night the moon was eclipsed and the emperor ordered Hou Yi to save it; so he shot arrows into the sky shooting nine suns (leaving one), and the moon reappeared. His reward from the 'Royal Mother of the West', a Daoist deity, was a cup filled with the elixir of life. His wife stole the cup and drank it and then escaped to the moon where she reigned as goddess.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 4 publications

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