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Title

How noisy, the sound of insects calling in the meadow/ as for me, I make no sound but think of love , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

October 1890

Artist

Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    kashigamashi/ nomose ni sudaku/ mushi no ne yo/ waredani nakade/ mono o koso omoe
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
    Date
    October 1890
    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
    258.2012.86
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

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  • About

    The courtier Tairo no Tadanori was an accomplished poet and warrior. On a moonlit night, he is shown waiting outside the house of his mistress Kiku no Mae. Much to his annoyance, she is inside with a lady visitor. After waiting for a long period, he loudly flicks his fan open and closed to get her attention. She indicates that she knows he is there by telling her visitor, ‘Listen to the sound of insects calling in the field.’ He eventually leaves, disappointed; she, also saddened, sends him a love poem and kimono the next day.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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