100 Aspects of the Moon # 89 by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Taiso) (1839-1892)
Woodblock Print Title: Horin temple moon
1st Publication: 1890
Size: Oban; 13 1/2" x 9 1/4" + margins (34 x 23.5 cm + margins)
Date of this edition: 1890
Publisher: Akiyama Buemon
Condition: Very mild fading, else fine.
More about this print: The weeping woman is Yokobue, a lady-in-waiting to the Empress Kenreimonin (1155-1213). She fell in love with palace guard Tokiyori who, when his father disapproved, took religious orders. She followed him to the Horin temple in Saga near Kyoto to ask him to return, but he refused to see her.
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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