Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, "Kitayama Moon"
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In this striking design, the court musician Toyohara Sumiaki encounters wolves while walking in the Kitayama moors near Kyoto admiring the full moon. Fearing for his life, he plays his flute, which calms the wolves and he is able to escape. Beautifully printed with impressive details and colors throughout.
Series: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon
Publisher: Akiyama Buemon
Condition: Light soiling, unbacked and untrimmed with excellent color and condition
Frame Shown: 16" x 24", Classic Wood, Walnut
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi's (1839-1892) Tsuki hyakushi (One Hundred Aspects of the Moon) series of woodblock prints make up some of Yoshitoshi's most recognizable and popular designs today. A number of highly influential compositions make up this series, which illustrates Chinese and Japanese history, folklore, and literature with the moon as a unifying theme. Taken as a whole, Yoshitoshi's "One Hundred Aspects of the Moon" is a masterpiece showcasing Yoshitoshi's tremendous talent as an artist and his deep sentimental connection to Japan's rich cultural history.