100 Aspects of the Moon # 69 by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

100 Aspects of the Moon # 69 by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Item# seson-temple-moon-by-yoshitoshi
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Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Taiso) (1839-1892)

Woodblock Prints Title: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon # 69 Seson temple moon (Sesonji no tsuki)

1st Publication: 1888

Size: Oban; 13-1/2" x 9-1/4" (34 x 23.5 cm)

Date of this edition: 1888

Publisher: Akiyama Buemon.

Condition: Very fine

More about this print: Fujiwara no Yoshitaka (953-974 AD) meditates in the grounds of Seson temple outside Kyoto, to where he had retreated because he didn't want to overshadow his elder brother. Yoshitaka was a captain of the imperial guards at the Heian court and an accomplished poet. His work can be found in the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu (One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets) supposedly selected by Lord Teika (1162-1241)

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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