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Title

Usually I dislike a cloudy sky/ tonight I realise that a cloudy sky/ makes me appreciate the light of the moon - Gen'i , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

23 June 1887

Artist

Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    tsune ni koso/ kumori mo itoe/ koyoi koso/ omou wa tsuki no
    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
    258.2012.56
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

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  • About

    Gen’i is the Buddhist name of Maeda Munehisa, a 16th-century priest and astute politician hailing from the powerful Maeda clan, lords of the Kaga domain (today Kanazawa prefecture). Reclining on the veranda of a temple building, Gen’i gazes at the moon, shrouded by clouds, and reflects on how the material world separates the self and the Buddha nature (symbolised by the full moon). The poem in the title expresses his thoughts.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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