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Title

I wish I had gone to bed immediately/ but now the night has passed/ and I watch the moon descend , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

06 January 1887?

Artist

Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    yasurawade/nenamashi mono o/ sayo fukete/ katabuku made no/ tsuki o mishi kana
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
    Date
    06 January 1887?
    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
    258.2012.44
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

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  • About

    This print illustrates the poem in the title cartouche by the Heian court lady and famous poetess Akazome Emon (956–1041). It expresses the feeling of a woman who has lost a night’s sleep waiting for her lover, who did not come. Akazome served one of the emperor’s consorts and later joined the household of the most powerful political leader of the time, Fujiwara no Michinaga. Besides writing poetry, Akazome was also known as the main author of the 'Eiga monogatari', a history of the Fujiwara family.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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