100 Aspects of the Moon # 57 by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Taiso) (1839-1892)
Woodblock Prints Title: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon # 57 Reading by the moon (Dokusho no tsuki)
1st Publication: March 1888
Size: Oban; 13-1/2" x 9-1/4" (34 x 23.5 cm)
Date of this edition: March 1888
Publisher: Akiyama Buemon.
Condition: Backed on an acid free album page. Left margin trimmed affecting the seals. Excellent colors and impression, good overall condition.
More about this print: In Confucian thought, filial piety is one of the virtues to be cultivated: the love and respect for one's parents and ancestors. This design shows Zi Luo (543-480 BC), a disciple of Confucius, who became a government official. He is studying by the light of the full moon, while carrying a sack of rice to his parents.
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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