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Title

Mount Miyaji moon - Moronaga , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

November 1889

Artist

Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 – 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Miyajiyama no tsuki - Moronaga
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
    Date
    November 1889
    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
    258.2012.72
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

    Works in the collection

    119

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  • About

    Being on the losing side of the Hōgen Rebellion in 1156, the courtier Fujiwara no Moronaga was sent to exile on the island of Shikoku. One day in autumn, he wandered around in the countryside and came to Mount Miyagi, which was famous for its forest and waterfall. Moved by the sound of the water and the songs of the birds, Moronaga started to play a tune on his 'biwa' (short-necked lute). The music soothed his homesickness. Charmed by his music, 'suijin' (the water goddess) appeared, dressed as a travelling noblewoman.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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