One Hundred Aspects of the Moon - The Village of the Shi Clan on a Moonlit Night

Yoshitoshi Tsukioka

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史家村月夜, 九紋竜 "Shikasontsukiyo Kumonryu" (The Village of the Shi Clan on a Moonlit Night) from Tsuki Hyakushi (One Hundred Aspects of the Moon) 

Very beautiful woodblock print is by Yoshitoshi Tsukioka (1839-1892). "Shikasontsukiyo Kumonryu" (The Village of the Shi Clan on a Moonlit Night) from Tsuki Hyakushi (One Hundred Aspects of the Moon), this is re-carved edition from the Showa era. First printed in Meiji 18 nen (1885).  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 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 1/4 inches (22.5 x 33.5 cm)
Condition: Pristine Condition. 
Once lightly tipped on the upper left of verso. 

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