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Title

Theatre-district dawn moon , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

1886

Artist

Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 – 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Shibaimachi no akatsuki
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
    Date
    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
    258.2012.43
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    A fashionably dressed woman hurries along during the early morning sunrise. In the background are silhouettes of other people ending their night of entertainment in the theatre district of Edo. The green of her underlip, often found in 'ukiyo-e' prints and paintings, was derived from applying multiple layers of ‘bamboo-grass-coloured lipstick’. Applied in one or two layers, it appears red, as on her upper lip. The box-like turrets in the background were originally drum towers above the entrances to the kabuki theatres from which announcements were made to attract theatre audiences.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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