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Title

As I look into the vast expanse/ can this be the same moon/ that I saw rise in Kasuga behind Mount Mikasa? , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

20 May 1888

Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    ama no hara/ furisake mireba/ Kasuga naru/ Mikasa no yama ni/ ideshi tsuki kamo
    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
    258.2012.64
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

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  • About

    The poem in the title is by Abe no Nakamaro, the son of a high official at the imperial court in Nara in the eighth century. A prodigy in mathematics, Nakamaro was sent to China to study the Chinese methods of measuring time. Through a series of unfortunate events, he could never return to Japan. Nakamaro is shown here sitting on the veranda of a Chinese palace, gazing at the full moon and wondering whether the moon he sees in China would be the same as the one he used to see in Nara, his home town.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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