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Title

Chōfu village moon , from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

June 1891

Artist

Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 – 1892

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Chōfu sato no tsuki
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
    Date
    June 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
    258.2012.96
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Tsukioka Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

    Works in the collection

    119

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  • About

    By the light of the full moon and by the river, washed clothes piled on the straw mat are being beaten with mallets by two women in order to soften them. They are then laid out to dry. The sounds of women beating cloth is associated with the notion of women waiting for their husbands (see also 258.2012.84 'Cloth-beating moon'). Chōfu (also known in Japanese as 'tatsukuri') literally means ‘tax cloth’. The town was probably known to have used cloth as payment in lieu of tax at some time. This is a common scene used in 'ukiyo-e' prints and Hiroshige had produced similar prints, often identifying the town on the Musashi plain by including Mount Fuji in the background.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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