PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE DESCRIPTION. Original Yoshitoshi (1839 – 1892) Japanese Woodblock Print. 100 Aspects of the Moon (Tsuki hyakushi). One Hundred Aspects of the Moon – Considered his masterwork, Yoshitoshi’s series One Hundred Aspects of the Moon features one hundred oban size woodblocks, published between 1885 and 1892. These quiet and reflective prints, beautifully composed and drawn, feature subjects from traditional Japanese and Chinese history and legend, rendered with great sensitivity and emotion. The moon appears in all but a few prints, providing a unifying motif for the series. Yoshitoshi’s innovative designs for the Moon series are often elegantly spare, with simple backgrounds that focus attention on the human figure. He combines the western influences of realism and perspective with qualities from traditional Japanese and Chinese painting, such as the emphasis on calligraphic brushstroke. The figures are carefully drawn with beautiful linework, conveying a real sense of individual character, gesture, and emotion. Special printing techniques such as embossing and burnishing add a sumptuous touch where appropriate, but simple subjects are conveyed in a likewise manner, no less carefully observed. Prints from the series were released singly or in groups every few months, with the final image completed shortly before Yoshitoshi’s death. Today, One Hundred Aspects of the Moon remains Yoshitoshi’s most well-known work, characterized by his artistry, compassion, and sensitivity in portraying the human experience. Moon and Smoke – A fantastic series masterwork, a stunning design depicting a fireman in the foreground. He stands facing the roaring flames, proudly holding a matoi, or standard, above the flames to identify the location of his brigade. In 19th century Japan, crowded towns full of houses constructed of wood and paper were extremely vulnerable to fire. The fire fighting troops who fought these common blazes were considered exciting and colorful character and reached heroic status among the townspeople. This wonderful design is an incredible Yoshitoshi print. Collecting an original of this fantastic Yoshitoshi design is a very rare opportunity. This wonderful print is a great choice for a collector looking for an excellent printing of Yoshitoshi’s “Moon and Smoke”. A rare opportunity to own this beautiful masterpiece in exquisite condition. Artist – Yoshitoshi (1839 – 1892). Image Size – 8 3/4″ x 13″ + margins as shown. Condition – Excellent overall condition for this 100% original antique print with excellent color and detail. Please see all photos for details and condition. You will be hard pressed to find this beautiful original print in any finer condition. This print (as well as the rest of my extensive collection) has always been safely kept in an acid-free art binder (shown in one photo) and stored in a cool, dark room to perfectly maintain this (and all of my other) prints. Please see my other listings for additional original woodblock prints. Rules and Conditions – All sales are FINAL. PLEASE SEE MY OTHER LISTINGS. The item “Original Yoshitoshi Japanese Woodblock Print Moon & Smoke -100 Aspects of Moon” is in sale since Wednesday, March 21, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Prints”. The seller is “kefaloniamd” and is located in Washington, District Of Columbia. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Panama, Jamaica, Monaco, Viet nam, Uruguay, Chile, Colombia, China.