Received back into Moon Palace - Bamboo Cutter, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon
26 Mar 1888
1839 - 1892
This design is inspired by the fairytale ‘Tale of the Bamboo Cutter’. An old, childless maker of bamboo baskets and his wife found a baby girl hidden inside a large bamboo stem and adopted her. She grew up to be a radiant beauty, known by the name Kaguyahime, the ‘shining princess’. Many suitors, including the emperor, sought her hand in marriage, but she declined them all, explaining that she is in fact the daughter of Jōga, the Queen of the Moon. As her sisters came down to escort her back to her heavenly realm, the old bamboo cutter implored her to stay.
gekkyū no mukae - Taketori
Place where the work was made
Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
26 Mar 1888
colour woodblock; ōban
39.0 x 26.0 cm
Signature & date
Signed and dated.
Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 2012
Not on display
Where the work was made
Shown in 1 exhibition
Yoshitoshi: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 20 Aug 2016–20 Nov 2016
Referenced in 4 publications
Natalie Seiz pgs. 7-8, TAASA Review, 'Stories of women in Yoshitoshi's One Hundred Aspects of the Moon', Sydney, Sep 2016, 8 (colour illus.).
Yoshitoshi Tsuki hyakushi (Yoshitoshi’s One hundred aspects of the moon), Tokyo, 2010. General reference; Another edition was reproduced
Yoshitoshi: masterpieces from the Ed Freis collection, Leiden, 2011, 135-136. General reference; Another edition was reproduced
Yoshitoshi's One hundred aspects of the moon, Seattle, 1992, (colour illus.). cat.no.60; Another edition was reproduced