Kaimami no Tsuki, Kaoyo (A Glimpse of the Moon - Kaoyo) from Tsuki Hyakushi (One Hundred Aspects of the Moon)
Very beautiful woodblock print is by Yoshitoshi Tsukioka (1839-1892). "垣間見の月 かほよ Kaimami no Tsuki, Kaoyo” (A Glimpse of the Moon - Kaoyo) from Tsuki Hyakushi (One Hundred Aspects of the Moon), is a re-carved edition from the Showa era. First printed in 1886 (Meiji 19nen). Signed on the lower left 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 dealers or bookstores. So it is really difficult to find nowadays. Copy right seal, Carver's name, Kenji Okura, Printer's name, Akio Watanabe 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.
Paper size: 10 and 5/8 inches by 15 and 7/8 inches (27 x 40.3 cm)
Image size: 8 and 7/8 inches by 13 inches (22.5 x 33 cm)
Condition: New Condition. Once tipped on the upper left edge of verso.
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