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Title

The Gion district , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

October 1885

Artist

Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Gionmachi
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
    Date
    October 1885
    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
    258.2012.4
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

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    This print illustrates a scene from Act VII of the popular Kabuki play 'Kanadehon chūshingura' (‘The treasury of loyal retainers’), which is based on a real-life story of revenge by the 47 'rōnin' (or masterless samurai) in the early 1700s. The young man is Oishi Rikiya, son of Yuranosuke, the leader of the 'rōnin'. Rikiya tries to secretly deliver a letter containing news about the conspirators’ activities to his father, who lives in disguise at the Ichiriki teahouse in Kyoto’s pleasure quarter Gion.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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