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Title

How hopeless it is/ it would be better for me to sink beneath the waves/ perhaps then I could see my man from Moon Capital - Ariko , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

06 September 1886

Artist

Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    hakanashiya/ nami no shita nimo/ irinubeshi/ tsuki no miyako no/ hito ya miru tote - Ariko
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
    Date
    06 September 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
    258.2012.38
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    The woman depicted is Ariko no Naishi, a lady-in-waiting at the Heian court, who is about to commit suicide because of her unrequited love for Senior Councillor Tokudaiji no Sanesada. Her story was made into the nō play 'Ariko no Naishi'. ‘Moon Capital’, mentioned in the title of the poem that Ariko recited before jumping from the boat, was a poetic name for Kyoto, the imperial capital.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 4 publications

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