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Title

Dawn moon of the Shinto rites - festival on a hill , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

05 June 1886

Artist

Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Shinji no zangetsu - oyama no matsuri
    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
    258.2012.33
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

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  • About

    This print depicts the Sannō festival, which has been held in Kyoto and Tokyo since the end of the eighth century. An example of the incorporation of Shintoism into Buddhism, the festival developed out of the practice of Buddhist monks of Mount Hiei carrying an image of the Shinto deity Sannō with them when they presented a petition to the emperor in Kyoto. The festival features a procession of colourful floats like the one in this print. The rooster crowing on top of a drum on the right was a symbol of good government, adopted from China in 645. In ancient times a drum was beaten by subjects when they wanted to present a petition. During the peaceful reign of the legendary emperor Yao, the drum was no longer used and became a roosting place for chickens.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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