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Title

Like reflections in the rice-paddies/ the faces of streetwalkers in the darkness/ are exposed by the autumn moonlight - Hitotose , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

23 June 1887

Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    tagoto aru/ naka nimo tsuraki/ tsujigimi no/ kao Sarashina ya/ aki no tsukikage - Hitotose
    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
    258.2012.49
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    The young woman depicted here is a 'tsujigimi', literally 'mistress of the street corner'. Belonging to the lowest class of prostitutes, 'tsujigimi' had to roam the streets, carrying a straw-mat under their arm, ready to be rolled out on demand. Unlike the young woman shown in this print, 'tsujigimi' were usually old and used heavy white make-up to cover their blemishes. The poem in the title cartouche by the female poet Oshun Hitotose refers to the extreme whiteness of this make-up that reflects the moonlight.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 4 publications

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