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Title

Musashi Plain moon , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

02 January 1891

Artist

Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 – 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Musashino no tsuki
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
    Date
    02 January 1891
    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
    258.2012.91
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

    Works in the collection

    119

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  • About

    Over 100 years ago, the Musashi Plain was a rural area, famous for romantic nocturnal stories. It was also said to be haunted by magical foxes that assembled together, particularly around the new year. Foxes are important in Japanese legend, and associated with the Shinto spirit Inari, god of the rice harvest or charlatans who played jokes on people. They could take human form, for example take on the appearance of a priest or a beautiful woman. Here, the female vixen is about to turn into a woman, and grooms herself while looking at her moonlit reflection.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 4 publications

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