100 Aspects of the Moon # 11 by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Taiso) (1839-1892)
Woodblock Print Title: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon # 11 Cooling off at Shijo
1st Publication: December 1885
Size: Oban; 13 1/2" x 9" + Margins as shown (34.4 x 23 cm + margin as shown)
Date of this edition: December 1885
Publisher: kiyama Buemon
Condition: Remnants from prior mounting (Glue from tape) that transferred to the front. Rough margins, mild ink bleed and mild soiling.
Notes: Cooling off at Kamo river in high summer is a centuries-old part of Kyoto culture. Resturants built platforms over the shallow streambed of Kamo river were guests could dine, take pleasure in company, and enjoy the evening breeze. Here a young waitress is resting on one of the teahouse platforms near Shijo Bridge.
Pictures: Pictures are taken outdoor, in the shade, to reflect true colors, without any enhancements of any kind. The last picture is taken indoor, with a light behind the print, to reveal the exact paper grain, holes if any, or other possible flaws.
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