100 Aspects of the Moon # 60 by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Taiso) (1839-1892)
Woodblock Prints Title: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon # 60 Received back into Moon Palace (Gekkyo no mukae)
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: Little remnants from prior mounting, else very fine. Very good colors and impression, excellent overall condition.
More about this print: In this scene from the Taketori monogatari (Tale of the Bamboo Cutter), an old bamboo cutter watches in awe as heavenly messengers lead the girl he adopted and raised, Princess Kaguyahime, daughter of the Moon Queen, back to her home.
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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