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Title

Gravemarker moon, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

March 1886

Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 – 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    sotōba 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
    258.2012.25
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

    Works in the collection

    119

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  • About

    This print depicts a scene from the nō play 'Sotōba Komachi' ('Gravemarker Komachi'). The play is one of seven important nō pieces based on the life of Ono no Komachi, a well known beauty and poetess in the ninth century. Here, she sits in a thoughtful, melancholic remembrance of her life on a fallen gravemarker, having been criticised for her contempt of the dead by two passing priests.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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