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Title

Moon of Kintoki's mountain , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

October 1890

Artist

Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Kintokiyama no tsuki
    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
    258.2012.87
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Kintoki is refereeing a match between a monkey and a rabbit. He is depicted here as a fattened infant, which traditionally meant good health in Japanese and Chinese culture. The persimmon is perhaps an allusion to what the monkey stole from the immortals in heaven and Kintaro’s superior powers. Kintoki was the son of a 'rōnin' (or masterless samurai) and was abandoned in the Ashigara mountains, near Mount Fuji. Brought up by Yamauba, who was half-woman, half-spirit, she called him ‘golden boy’. The warrior Yorimitsu saw the child while he was hunting and wanted to take him away and make him a hero. His name was to change again, to Kintarō, once he became a man.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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