One Hundred Aspects of the Moon -Akazome Emon Viewing the Moon from Her Palace Chambers

Yoshitoshi Tsukioka

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小夜の月- Sayo no tsuki (Akazome Emon Viewing the Moon from Her Palace Chambers) from Tsuki Hyakushi (One Hundred Aspects of the Moon) 

Very beautiful woodblock print is by Yoshitoshi Tsukioka (1839-1892). "Sayo no tsuki" (Akazome Emon Viewing the Moon from Her Palace Chambers) from Tsuki Hyakushi (One Hundred Aspects of the Moon), this is a re-carved edition from the Showa era. First printed Meiji 20 nen (1887).  Signed on the right of the image. This elegant re-carved edition is by Ukiyo-e Hanga Kankokai. Published by Nihon Bijutsuga kai. This reproduction set was sold only by the publisher in those days, not at the bookstores or dealers. So it is really difficult to find nowadays. Copyright seal, Carver's name, Kentaro Maeda, Printer's name, Sakuji Tanaka on the verso. Selected great two carvers (Maeda and Okura) and two printers (Tanaka and Watanabe) worked on this project. It is a really high-quality print. The carving and the printing is faithful to the original. Just stunning and beautiful. Please see the details. 

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi(1839-1892) is a very famous Ukiyo-e artist. In 1850, when he was 11 years old, Yoshitoshi was apprenticed to Utagawa Kuniyoshi, one of the great masters of the Japanese woodblock print. Yoshitoshi created modern ukiyo-e depicting warriors, actors, and Bijin.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 10 and 1/2 inches by 15 and 1/2 inches (26.5 x 39.5 cm)
Image size: 8 and 7/8 inches by 13 and 1/8 inches (22.5 x 33.3 cm)
Condition: Pristine Condition. A few very minor spots on the left and top margin which will be easily matted out. Please see the last two pictures.
 

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