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Title

Moon of the pleasure quarters , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

March 1886

Artist

Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Kuruwa no tsuki
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
    Date
    March 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
    258.2012.24
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

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  • About

    A courtesan, recognisable by her 'geta' (very high clogs), is taking an evening walk to enjoy the cherry blossoms in moonlight with her 'kamuro' (child attendant). Edo’s licensed pleasure quarter, the Yoshiwara, was famous for its central avenue lined on both sides with cherry trees and offering a spectacular view when in full bloom. In Japanese culture cherry blossoms are celebrated for their transitory beauty. Courtesans, whose fame was short-lived as their beauty succumbed to the passing of time, are also nicknamed 'yozakura', or 'night cherry blossoms'.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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