ORIGINAL YOSHITOSHI JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT 100 ASPECTS OF THE MOON: ITSUKUSHIMA MOON. FORMAT: Oban Tate-e (13.25 x 9.5). SERIES: 100 Aspects of the Moon. The woman dressed in the fashion of the Heian period is a courtesan from Muro, a port city known for its pleasure quarters and the beauty and elegance of its courtesans. She is approaching the huge torii of the main shrine on Itsukushima, now called Miyajima, in the Inland Sea. The Taira family, whose rivalry and war with the Minamoto family is the subject of the famous Tale of Heike epic, were patrons of the shrine, and the courtesan may be Taira no Muronotsus mistress. Pictured in the print are items from a poem compiled by Emperor Go-Shirakawa (112792): The things a courtesan likes: songs, a drum, a boat, the bearer of a large umbrella. John Stevenson, Yoshitoshis One Hundred Aspects of the Moon (San Francisco: San Francisco Graphic Society, 1992), 53. Condition: This print has been framed to show the entire print and margins and to protect it from the elements. This print has fine impression, colour and condition. Full size with margins, the print is rich in detail and texture. Keep an eye out for more prints to come. The item “Original Yoshitoshi Japanese Woodblock Print 100 Aspects of the Moon, 1886″ is in sale since Thursday, December 07, 2017. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Prints”. The seller is “supershrink” and is located in Worcester, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Age: 1886
- Type: Japanese Woodblock Print
- Original/Reproduction: Original