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Title

The full moon/ coming with a challenge/ to flaunt its beautiful brow - Fukami Jikyū , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

23 June 1887

Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    meigetsu ya/ kite miyo
    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
    258.2012.55
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Dressed in a black kimono with bold, colourful sunflower patterns, and striking a proud pose as if challenging the moon above, Fukami Jikyū is the epitome of the folk heroes known as 'otokodate'. Formerly low-ranking samurai, who lost their employment during the peaceful Edo period, 'otokodate' were courageous, chivalrous men who protected the rights of the urban townspeople against attacks by street-gangs and harassments by idle samurai. 'Otokodate' were below the law and made a living from the proceeds from gambling, but nevertheless they enjoyed widespread support from townspeople.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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