100 Aspects of the Moon # 62 by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
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Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Taiso) (1839-1892)
Woodblock Prints Title: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon # 62 Moon of Enlightenment (Godo no tsuki)
1st Publication: April 1888
Size: Oban; 13-1/2" x 9-1/4" (34 x 23.5 cm)
Date of this edition: April 1888
Publisher: Akiyama Buemon.
Condition: A stain in the cloud area, a couple of small unrepaired cracks in the bottom margin, not affecting the image. Excellent colors and impression, very good overall.
More about this print: Hotei, the god of happiness, demonstrates the Zen Buddhist wisdom: "All instruction is but a finger pointing to the moon; and those whose gaze is fixed upon the pointer will never see beyond. Even let him catch sight of the moon, and still he cannot see its beauty."
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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