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Title

Moon of the filial son - Ono no Takamura , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

1889

Artist

Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 – 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    kōshi no tsuki - Ono no Takamura
    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
    258.2012.80
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Ono no Takamura served as a high-ranking official at the court of Emperor Saga in the ninth century. Renowned as a poet and calligrapher, Takamura was also often praised as a model of filial piety and generosity. He tended to share his stipends with relatives and friends who were more in need than him and showed great respect to his parents. The iconography could also refer to Ceng Shen, an important disciple of Confucius, who is credited with the compilation of the Twenty-Four Paragons of Filial Piety. Legend has it that Ceng was gathering brushwood in the forest one day when he had the premonition that his mother needed him. He hurried home to find that she had missed him so much she had bit her finger hard in vexation.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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