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?
1839 – 1892
- Alternative title
- yasurawade/nenamashi mono o/ sayo fukete/ katabuku made no/ tsuki o mishi kana
- Place where the work was made
- Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
- 06 January 1887?
- Media category
- Materials used
- colour woodblock; ōban
- 39.0 x 26.0 cm
- Signature & date
Signed and dated.
- Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 2012
- Not on display
- Accession number
- Artist information
Works in the collection
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.
Where the work was made
Shown in 1 exhibition
Yoshitoshi: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 20 Aug 2016–20 Nov 2016
Referenced in 3 publications
Yuriko Iwakiri, Yoshitoshi Tsuki hyakushi (Yoshitoshi’s One hundred aspects of the moon), Tokyo, 2010. General reference; Another edition was reproduced
John Stevenson, Yoshitoshi's One hundred aspects of the moon, Seattle, 1992, (colour illus.). cat.no.44; Another edition was reproduced
Chris UHLENBECK, Yoshitoshi: masterpieces from the Ed Freis collection, Leiden, 2011, 135-136. General reference; Another edition was reproduced
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