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Title

The moon of the moor - Yasumasa, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

20 May 1888

Artist

Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 – 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    harano no tsuki - Yasumasa
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
    Date
    20 May 1888
    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
    258.2012.63
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Fujiwara no Yasumasa (958–1036) was a courtier and famous musician in the Heian court. The legend recounts that Yasumasa had a brother known as Hakamadare Yasusake who was an outlaw. One evening under the full moon, Yasumasa was walking through the moors and playing his flute when Hakamadare, in need of new clothes, crept behind Yasumasa, intent to kill him for his robes. But Hakamadare became mesmerised by the music he heard from the flute so continued to follow him home. Yasumasa finally noticed who was behind him; he gave Hakamadare the robes and sent him away, saying words to the effect of ‘next time, ask’.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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