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Title

Shinobugaoka moon - Gyokuensai , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

1889

Artist

Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Shinobugaoka no tsuki - Gyokeunsai
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
    Date
    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
    258.2012.76
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

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    A young man dressed in an elegant black robe raises his sleeves as if to shield himself from the fallen cherry-blossom petals. The top-knot of his hair and the two swords at his side indicate his samurai status. The title cartouche identifies his name as Gyokuensai and the location for the scene as Shinobugaoka, a popular place for cherry-blossom-viewing parties in Edo. Behind Gyokuensai, a gorgeously decorated kimono is seen attached to a branch. In pre-modern times, clothing was used as a curtain or backdrop for picnics.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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