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Title

Huai River moon - Wu Zixu , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

23 June 1887

Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Waisui no tsuki
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
    Date
    23 June 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
    258.2012.48
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Wu Zixu, a Chinese general during the Warring States period (480–222 BCE), had to flee the Kingdom of Chu after his father and brother were killed. A fisherman helped him to escape by ferrying him across the Huai River. Years later, Wu was again aided by a Huai River fisherman in his quest to find the grave of his father and brother’s murderer, the king of Chu. He found the tomb, exhumed the king’s body and whipped it 300 times to avenge the deaths of his family.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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