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Title

The moon through a crumbling window , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

01 June 1886

Artist

Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    hasō no tsuki
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
    Date
    01 June 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
    258.2012.30
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

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  • About

    Bodhidharma (Daruma in Japanese) was an Indian prince and the founder of Zen Buddhism. He travelled from India to China in the sixth century seeking enlightenment through Buddhist practice. He is said to have gone to Luoyang in northern China where he sat facing a wall for nine years, and meditated for so long the wall started to disintegrate. Here, Bodhidharma is sitting in meditation under the moonlight. Struggling with his thoughts, he appears fierce rather than calm.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 4 publications

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