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Title

Bon Festival moon , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

06 January 1887

Artist

Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Bon no tsuki
    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
    258.2012.46
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

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  • About

    Bon is a Buddhist summer festival held every year when the moon is full during the seventh lunar month. It is to honour the spirits of dead ancestors who are visiting descendants in the living world. Also known as the Lantern Festival, lanterns are used to guide spirits to and from where they came. In country areas a dance called 'bon odori' is often performed, where men and women dance in a line or circle, clapping and singing. They wear light cotton 'yukata' robes and dance with fans. Young men, such as the figure in the lower centre of the image, wear robes with geometrical patterns and tie their hair up in tight queues.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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