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Title

Suzaku Gate moon - Hakuga Sammi , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

01 February 1886

Artist

Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Suzakumon no tsuki - Hakuga Sammi
    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
    258.2012.20
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

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  • About

    The 10th-century courtier Minamoto no Hiromasa (also known as Hakuga Sanmi) was a famous musician who excelled in the 'biwa' (short-necked lute), 'yokobue' (horizontal flute) and 'hichiriki' (flute played to the front). In this print he is playing the 'yokobue' in a duet with an unidentified man whose heavy beard and unusual hat indicate that he is a foreigner, perhaps from central Asia. They are playing beneath the Suzaku Gate, the main gate to the area containing the imperial palace and government offices in Kyoto.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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