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Title

In the midst of glimmering whiteness/ among the night's moon-shadows/ I part the snow and pluck plum blossoms - Kintō , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

January 1887

Artist

Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 – 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    shirajira to/ shiraketaru yo no/ tsukikage ni/ yuki kakiwakete/ ume no hana oru - Kintō
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
    Date
    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
    258.2012.47
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Fujiwara no Kintō was a noted 11th-century musician, poet and historian at the Heian court. In this scene, Kintō is out in the palace garden on a winter night. Snow has just fallen on the blossoming plum branches. The serenity of the scene inspired Kintō to compose the poem cited in the title cartouche. Although not visible in the design, the presence of the moon is hinted at in the poem.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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