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Title

Seson temple moon - Captain Yoshitaka , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

1888

Artist

Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 – 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Sesonji no tsuki - Shōshō Yoshitaka
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
    Date
    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
    258.2012.69
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Fujiwara no Yoshitaka held the rank of 'shōshō', (‘minor captain’), at the 10th-century Heian court. As a 12 year old, he garnered attention at poetry parties at the palace for his skills in composing linked verses. To avoid conflict with his older brother, Agechika, who was likewise an accomplished poet, Yoshitaka eventually gave up poetry to concentrate on Buddhist studies. Dressed in courtly attire, he is shown here sitting deep in thought in an extensive garden ground on a moonlit night. Even though no characteristic landmarks are in sight, the print’s title identifies the location as the ground of Seson temple outside of Kyoto.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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