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Title

Kitayama moon - Toyohara Sumiaki , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

05 June 1886

Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Kitayama no tsuki - Toyohara Sumiaki
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
    Date
    05 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
    258.2012.32
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

    Works in the collection

    119

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  • About

    Toyohara Sumiaki was a music instructor and the epitome of an accomplished gentleman in the court of Emperor Go-Kashiwabara (reigned 1500–25). Drawn out to the moors north of the palace by the moon, he faces a pack of wolves. Assuming he was about to die, he played his favourite tune on his flute. To his amazement, the music pacified the wolves and they returned to the woods.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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