Yoshitoshi's 100 Aspects of the Moon (Tsuki hyakushi)

Yoshitoshi's 'One Hundred Aspects of the Moon (Tsuki hyakushi) 1885-1892'


Introduction

This page catalogs all known prints in Yoshitoshi's series 'One Hundred Aspects of the Moon (Tsuki hyakushi) 1885-1892''. Yoshitoshi's most known and important series. Features tales and scenes from both Japanese and Chinese culture. The moon is present, sometimes subtly, in each print. The stories and history behind each print and described beautifully in Stevenson's book which is the key reference.

Technical details

Previous cataloguings

Listed in Keyes' thesis:
	Roger. S. Keyes, "Courage and Silence: A Study of the Life and
		Color Woodblock Prints of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi 1839-1892",
		Cinncinnati, 1982
where it appears as series #478;
	Eric van den Ing, Robert Schaap, "Beauty and Violence: Japanese
		Prints by Yoshitoshi 1839-1892",
		Havilland, Eindhoven, 1992


where it appears as series #54 (pg. 72-75, 132-135); 
John Stevenson, " Yoshitoshi's One Hundred Aspects of the Moon ",
		San Francisco Graphic Society, Redmond, 1992 
 

 

We use the Keyes numbers to order the prints below.

THIS PAGE IS A WORK IN PROGRESS


The Prints

To see a larger image of any print, please click on the thumbnail.


 
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Number
Date
Title
Description
 
Title page for series
 
#01
10/1885
The Courtesan Takao
Takao was a name used by eleven different famous Yoshiwara courtesans in the 17th and 18th centuries. The 6th Takao was known for her literary talents and is depicted in this print. She hears the call of a type of cuckoo, and thinks of her lover arriving at the boat landing in Komakata. She later composes the famous poem featured in this print.
#02
10/1885
Chang E flees to the Moon
Based upon a Chinese story, Chang E was the wife of a famous archer, Hou Yi. Hou Yi served the Emperor Yao. During a lunar eclipse, Hou Yi fired arrows into the sky, resulting in the return of the moon. He was given a cup with the 'Elixir of Life' as a reward by the goddess, Xi Wang Mu. Chang E seized and drank the elixir, escaping to the moon to rule as a goddess.
#03
10/1885
Rising moon over Mount Nanping (Cao Cao)
The Chinese classic "Romance of the Three Kingdoms," describes the exploits and rise to power of Cao Cao. Cao Cao was of common background, and rose to power through a series of military victories. Here, he crosses the Yangtze river before the decisive Battle of the Red Cliffs (A.D. 208) where although escaping, he suffers a crushing military defeat.
#04
10/1885
The Gion District
In a scene from the kabuki play, 47 Rōnin, the son of leader Oishi Yuranosuke, Rikiya, pauses outside of the Ichiriki teahouse while delivering a message to his father. The Ichiriki teahouse is situated in the Gion district of Kyoto. It is the most famous Ochaya (teahouse) in Japan due to its association with the events of the 47 Rōnin. It is very exclusive, and apparently nearly impossible for a foreigner to visit.
#05
10/1885
Full moon on the Tatami mats
It is early autumn, and a courtesan gazes at the shadow of of pine branches thrown by the moon. The print contains a poem by the haiku artist Tarakai Kikaku (1661-1707) who was associated in some respects with the Yoshiwara district.
#06
11/1885
The Village of the Shi Clan
Shi Jin was a bandit hero featured in the Chinese novel "Shui hu Zhaun," which was translated into the Japanese Suikoden. He is heavily tattooed, and was nicknamed "Kumonryū," or "Nine-dragoned," for his many dragon tattoos. Here, Shi Jin relaxes in his village before fleeing from arrest.
#07
12/1885
Inabe Mountain moon
Toyotomi Hideyoshi scales a cliff by moonlight. He is seeking an unguarded route into the Saito stronghold of Gifu castle. This castle was located in a strategically important location in Mino province. In 1564, the well-guarded castle had effectively stopped the forward progress of Oda Nobunaga's military campaign. Hideyoshi carries a water gourd upon his back which he will later raise on a pole once inside the castle, signalling his troops.
#08
12/1885
Moonlight Patrol
Saitō Toshimitsu was a general in the service of Akechi Mitsuhide (1526-1582). In 1582, he assisted Mitsuhide in a successful but deceitful attack upon Oda Nobunaga, where Nobunaga was killed. Here he leads an advance party up the Kano river to Kyoto in preparation for the attack.
#09
12/1885
Mountain moon after rain
The Soga brothers, Gorō Tokimune and Jūrō Sukenari were orphaned at a young age when their father was killed by Kudō Suketsune. The story of their revenge is well known in Japanese literature, and featured in many prints by various artists. In 1193, they crept into Suketsune's hunting camp and successfully killed him. Jurō was killed in the subsequent fighting, Gorō was captured and brought before the shogun and was decapitated. Here Gorō pauses in his infiltration of Suketsune's camp to watch a cuckoo fly across the moonlight.
#10
12/1885
Moon of pure snow at Asano river (Chikako, the filial daughter)
Chikako was the daughter of a wealthy merchant named Zeniya Gohei. Zeniya was imprisoned in after a failed business deal involving draining the marshy Lake Kahokugata in 1851. Dead fish surfaced in the lake near the construction site, and people reported becoming ill after consuming the dead fish. In this print, Chikako protests her father's imprisonment and jumps in the snowy Asano river, committing suicide. Zeniya later died in prison in 1852.
#11
12/1885
Cooling off at Shijō
The Shijō bridge crosses the Kamo river, which runs through central Kyoto. The banks of the Kamo have been built up with teahouses and restaurants and remains a popular attraction to this day. In the heat of the summer, it was common to visit the banks of the river at Shijō to cool off. Here, a waitress cools her feet while sitting on a wooden bench placed in the water.
#12
01/1886
Moon above the sea at Daimotsu Bay
In 1185, the rivalry between the Minamoto (Genji) and Taira (Heike) clans was settled definatively in favor of the Minamoto at the naval battle of Dannoura. Minamoto no Yoshitsune was then set upon by his elder brother, Yoritomo in an internal battle for control of the county. Here, the hero Musashibō Benkei, follower of Yoshitsune, rides a boat during a violent storm. The legend is that the ghosts of defeated Heike warriors appeared, carrying out revenge upon the fleeing forces of Yoshitsune.
#13
01/1886
The Cry of the Fox
The fox (kitsune) was a creature thought by the Japanese to possess magical qualities. If a fox lived to a sufficient age, it gained the wisdom and power to shape-shift into a human form. In a popular Noh play, Konkaki, a fox disguised as a priest pays a visit to a hunter. Here, the fox is beginning to lose his human shape on a moonlit night.
#14
01/1886
Tsunenobu and the demon
Minamoto no Tsunenobu (1016-1097 AD) was an official at the Heian court. One night, he hears the sound of cloth being beaten, and recites a poem written by the poet Ki no Tsurayuki (872-942). He is answered, with lines from another poem, by a giant demon that appears in the sky. The demon recites lines by the great Chinese Tang poet Li Bai (701-762).
#15
01/1886
Mount Yoshino midnight-moon
Lady Iga no Tsubone served at the court of Emperor Go-Daigo (1288-1339). She was the daughter in law of Go-Daigo's advisor, Kusunoki. In 1336, Go-Daigo was defeated at the Battle of Minatogawa. Go-Daigo set up a new court in Yoshino. His defeat was in large part due to bad military advice from the incompetent Sasaki no Kiyokata. Go-Daigo forced Sasaki to commit suicide, and his ghost haunted the court in Yoshino. Lady Iga was successful in ridding the court of Kiyokata's ghost when she confronted it and bluntly told it to go away.
#16
01/1886
Michizane composes a poem about the moon

Sugawara no Michizane (845-903), also known as Kan Shōjō, was a well-regarded poet and politician at the Heian court. He wrote the poem on this print at age 11.

The moon glimmers like bright snow
and plum blossoms appear like reflected stars
ah! the golden mirror of the moon passes overhead
as fragrance from the jade chamber fills the garden

The legend is that Michizane fell out of favor at the court, and died a lonely death. His vengeful spirit was unleashed on his enemies in the form of lightning storms. His rank was posthumously restored, and he was deified as Shinto god of scholarship, Tenjin ( ôVÉ_).

#17
01/1886
The moon at high tide
Jō and Uba are the eternal couple. The legend is that they fell in love when quite young and lived to an old age together. Their spirits then went to reside in two ancient pine trees, one at Takasago and one at Sumiyoshi. On moonlit nights, they returned to human form to rake pine needles on Takasago Beach. The legend inspired the popular Noh play, Takasago, by Zeami Motokiyo.
#18
02/1886
An iron cauldron and the moon at night
Two comic rogues, Kofuna no Gengo and Kōshi Hanzō attempt to steal a heavy iron cauldron, in full moonlight. Yoshitoshi signed the print, Yoshitoshi giga, "drawn for amusement by Yoshitoshi." The caricature style he uses can be seen in several other series, such as 'Tokyo kaika kyoga meisho (1881).'
#19
02/1886
The moon of Ogurusu in Yamashiro
In 1582, Akechi Mitsuhide forced Oda Nobunaga to commit seppaku. His forces were then promptly routed by Hideyoshi at the Battle of Yamazaki (Tennozan). Mitsuhide fled, but was killed by a peasant militia near the village of Ogurusu. In this print, Mitsushide is horseback, under the moon. A peasant watches, planning the ambush.
#20
02/1886
Suzaku Gate moon
Minamoto no Hiromasa (918-980 AD, Hakugu Sammi) was an accomplished musician, proficient in hichiriki, koto, biwa, and flute. He was said to have studied flute under Semimaru. In this image, Hiromasa (back to the viewer) plays a duet with a foreigner under the Suzakumon gate of the imperial palace in Kyoto. In the Noh play, Suzaku Gate, Hiromasa plays a duet with a mysterious figure. The stranger plays wonderfully, and the two exchange instruments. According to legend, this may be where Hiromasa acquires the famous flute, Ha - futatsu. This may be the scene depicted here.
#21
02/1886
Itsukushima moon
The famous 'torii' or sacred gate at Itsukushima is one of the best known sites in Japan. The Shinto torii is partially submerged at high tide, and the main shrine is approached by passing the gate through the water. The shrine was constructed in 1168 by Taira no Kiyomori and has been rebuilt several times since. Itsukushima (Miyajima) is a small island near Hiroshima and has been maintained in a relatively pristine state due to the beauty and importance of the site. In this image, an unknown courtesan approaches the torii by boat for the festival which was historically held annually at the shrine.
#22
02/1886
Moon and smoke
In meiji Japan, firemen occupied a place of honor. They were widely respected for their acts of bravery and skill. Many were also heavily tattooed. They wore heavy jackets made of multi-layered cotton which were soaked with water while fighting a blaze. The coats were often embroidered with the emblem of the firefighter's company (as in this print), or fanciful and elaborate images of dragons, etc, which were reminicient of tattoos. Competition was common between companies. Here a fireman holds his standard and gazes across the flames towards a fireman from another company.
#23
02/1886
Faith in the third-day moon
A 16th century warrior, Yamanaka Shikanosuke Yukimori (1545-1578) is said to have taken his first head at age 13. He served the lord of Izumo province, and fought many battles against the Mōri, an invading clan. Among Yukimori's many exploits was a single combat against a Mōri champion on a small island, surrounded by forces from both sides. He believed in the luck of the 'mikazuki' or third-day moon, and he wears this moon upon his helmet. Yukimori died at the age of 34.
#24
03/1886
Moon of the pleasure quarters
The Yoshiwara district of Edo, known for its pleasure quarters, was also known for the cherry trees that lined the main avenue of Nakanochō. Viewing the cherry blossoms in spring was a popular attraction. Here, a courtesan stops in the moonlight to watch a child who is admiring the blossoms.
#25
03/1886
Gravemarker moon

Ono no Komachi (825-900), was a celebrated poet and member of the rokkasen. She was said to been beautiful as well as talented but of a somewhat conceited disposition. Her life was featured in a series of seven Noh plays. In the last chapter, Sotōba Komachi "Gravemarker Komachi," two priests encounter an aged Komachi sitting on a grave stone. She reveals herself to them:

Shame covers me when I speak my name;but if you will pray for me, I will try to tell you. This is my name; write it down in your prayer-list: I am the ruins of Komachi, daughter of Ono no Yoshizane, Governor of the land of Dewa.

This image is clearly inspired by the scene in the Noh play. We see an aged Komachi sitting peacefully on a gravemarker in the moonlight.

#26
03/1886
Cassia-tree moon
Wu Gang was a magician who attempted to use his Taoist magical powers to gain immortality. He was condemned to cut a 500 foot cassia (katsura) tree on the moon. He was told that if he could succeed in chopping down the tree he would be granted immortality. The tree, immortal itself, immediately grew back once cut. This tale (there are several versions) is still told today to chinese children during the Moon Festival.
#27
03/1886
The moon of Yamaki mansion
In 1180, armed conflict broke out between the Minamoto (Genji) and Taira (Heike) clans. Katō Kagekado was sent by Minamoto no Yoritomo to assassinate his enemy, Taira no Kanetaka. In this image, Kagekado uses his helmet as a ruse to draw the attack of Kanetaka, who he then kills. The family grave of Katō Kagekado can be visited in the Izu province today.
#28
03/1886
Chikubushima moon
Taira no Tsunemasa was a Taira leader and warrior, as well as an accomplished musician. The emperor lent Tsunemasa the precious lute, Seizan no biwa. During a campaign, Tsunemasa visited the shrine at Chikubushima. He began to play a biwa and his beautiful music attracted the goddess Benten (goddess of literature, music, wealth and femininity) who appeared in the form of a dragon. The goddess gave good omens to the Taira generals. Tsunemasa was later killed in the battle of Ichinotani (03/18/1184).
#29
03/1886
The Yūgao chapter fro "The Tale of Genji"
The novel Genji monogatari (1021A.D.), decribes the romantic affairs of Prince Hikaru Genji. Genji was a son of the fictitious Emperor Kiritsubo and the name "Genji" is another reading of the name "Minamoto." In the novel, Genji meets a mysterious nameless woman, whom he calls "Yūgao" after the moonflowers growing near her house. Yūgao dies quickly after consummating their love, wilting like a flower, the victim of the spirit of one of Genji's former lovers. Her spirit is seen in this print, floating through the moonflowers.
#30
06/1886
The moon through a crumbling window
Chan, or Zen Buddhism was founded in the early 5th century by Bodhidharma, a former Indian prince. Bodhidharma, or Daruma in Japanese, taught that enlightenment was obtained through experiential realization via meditation. Daruma was said to have meditated for nine years facing a wall, which gradually disintegrated. This image is depicted in Yoshitoshi's print. Zen Buddhism was established as a separate school in Japan in the 12th century. Many stories have been told about Daruma, emphasizing his dedication, determination, and persistence. The Japanese Daruma (dharma) dolls are used to make wishes, or to commit to a specific goal.
#31
06/1886
Mount Ji Ming moon
The Chinese state of Han was conquered by the Qin in 230 BC. The short-lived Qin dynasty ended with the death of the first emperor in 206 BC. A Han leader, Liu Bang eventually became victorious in the following civil war, establishing the Han dynasty (202 BC - 220 AD). Liu Bang defeated his chief rival, Xiang Yu, at the Battle of Gaixia in 202 BC. In this print, the chief Han strategist, Zi Fang (Zhang Liang d. 189) observes an enemy encampment from the lines of Liu Bang. He was said to have played a flute, the sweet sound bringing the enemy to tears. After the establishment of the Han dynasty, Zi Fang left governement service to attend to spiritual pursuits.
#32
06/1886
Kitayama moon
Toyohara Sumiaki was a poet and court musician of the Emperor Go-Kashiwabara (1500-1525), especially skilled in the shō, a type of flute. Gagaku, or elegant music, is the name given to traditional Japanese court music. Sumiaki wrote an important work, Taigenshō, on gagaku music. One night, Sumiaki goes for a walk by moonlight and is surrounded by wolves. He is able to charm them and escape by playing his flute. Stevenson notes that the depiction of the wolves in this print is directly copied from an earlier Kuniyoshi print (click to see this print).
#33
Dawn moon of the Shinto rites
The Sannō festival is a Shintō ceremony which is still celebrated on alternate years in Tokyo. Sannō is the Shintō god, "Mountain King." A depiction of this deity was initially incorporated into a a Buddhist procession from Mount Hiei to the emperor in Kyoto. Today the festival travels from the Hie shrine (founded in 1478 and located in the Tokyo city center), 30km to the Imperial palace. The parade features a procession of portable shrines, which were originally viewed by the Shōgun.
#34
06/1886
The moon's inner vision

Taira no Tomoume was a blind warrior who battled the Minamoto in the 12th century. He carries a poem affixed to a stick on his back as his personal emblem.

from darkness

I have wandered lost

on to a darker path

the moon of my heart

is becoming clouded

He is shown here in the midst of a heated battle.

#35
06/1886
Mount Otowa moon
The Buddhist temple of Kiyomizu-dera is a national treasure of Japan. The temple complex was founded in the early Heian period (ca. 798) and is famed for its scenic views of Kyoto and cherry blossoms. Sakanoue no Tamuramaro (758-811) was a famous general who led campaigns against the various aboriginal tribes of Japan (Ebisu). He is still remembered in traditional autumn festivals to this day. He was instrumental in founding the complex which would later become Kiyomizu-dera. In this image, Tamura appears as a ghost. The scene is taken from a popular Noh play, in which various manifestations of Tamura's ghost appear.
#36
08/1886
Takakura moon
In another print that features the conflict between the Taira and Minamoto clans, Yoshitoshi describes a scene that contributed to the start of the Genpei War (1180-1185). The Genpei war was fought over control of the imperial court, and resulted in the final defeat of the Taira at the battle of Dannoura (see print #12 above). In this print, the Minamoto Prince Mochihito (son of Emperor Go-Shirakawa) eludes capture by the Taira, covered and dressed as a woman. The prince's retainer, Haseba Nobutsura watches the departure. Prince Mochihito successfully escapes, but is later captured and slain. Haseba Nobutsura fights bravely after Mochihito's escape and is later exiled. When the Minomoto finally defeat the Taira, Nobutsura is recalled and generously rewarded (as the lord of a province).
#37
09/1886
A glimpse of the moon

Lord Ko Moronao (d. 1351) was the chief retainer, and later Shitsuji (Shogun's Deputy) of shogun Ashikaga no Takauji (1305-1358). He is remembered in the Taiheiki, a 14th century epic that details the war between Ashikaga no Takauji and then emperor Go-Daigo. The defeat of Go-Daigo resulted in the establishment of the Ashikaga shogunate (1336-1573). Moronao had a reputation for debauchery. In a story from the Taiheiki, Moronao desired the beautiful wife (Lady Kaoyo) of an official, En'ya Takasada. He accused En'ya of treason and later had both En'ya and Lady Kaoyo executed. Here, he hides in the bushes, spying upon Kaoyo.

In the 18th century play, Chūshingura, the principle characters were given alternate names to avoid the sensors. Kira was represented by Moronao, and Asano by En'ya.

#38
09/1886
Ariko weeps in the moonlight

The story of Ariko no Naishi is featured in the Tale of the Heiki (Heiki Monogatari).In the Heian era (794-1185), Ariko was a maiden at the famous Itsukushima Shrine. She was skilled with the Biwa, and holds this instrument in this image. She falls in love with Fujiwara (Tokudaiji) no Sanesada (1139-1191), an important official. Hopeless over her unrequited love, she composes a waka poem, throws herself into Lake Biwa, sinking to the bottom. Her story was later retold in a Noh play, Ariko no Naishi.

How hopeless it is

it would be better for me to sink beneath the waves

perhaps then I could see my man from Moon Capital

Miyako, or moon capital, refers to the Heian capital of Kyoto where Sanesada was in residence. This print is one of the best of the series and is featured on the cover of Stevenson's book.

#39
09/1886
Inamura Promontory moon at daybreak
Nitta no Yoshisada (1301-1338) wa a former Hōjō general who supported the Emperor Go-Daigo. He received an order in 1333 to attack the Hōjō stronghold in Kamakura. The approach to Kamakura was extremely difficult. The city was protected on three sides by steep hills, and on the fourth side by the sea. Yoshisada initially tried a land approach through one of the so-called historical "Seven Entrances" to the city, at the Gokuraku and Kewaizaka passes. He was repelled, and then attempted an approach by seashore. According to the Taiheiki, he ran into trouble with well-placed enemy archers. In this print, he prays to the sea dragon god, Ryūjin. He casts his sword into the surf as an offering. The tide ebbs, and Yoshisada's army is able to pass and capture Kamakura.
#40
09/1886
The moon of the Milky Way
Tanabata (night of the seventh) is a popular Japanese festival. The story tells the tale of two lovers, Orihime (the star Vega, also known as Shokujo) and Hikoboshi (the star Altair, also known as Kengyū) that are separated by the ginga (Milky Way). The lovers are allowed by Shokujo's father, the Lord of Heaven, to meet only once a year - on the 7th day of the 7th month. The largest Tanabata festival (click) is held in Sendai in northeastern Japan, featuring elaborate multicolored decorations of many types.
#41
1886
Moon over the Mio pine groves
Takeda Shingen (1521-1573) was a 16th century daiymo of the Kai province who led a series of military campaigns to expand his territory. He was involved in the five famous battles of Kawanakajima. Kai province was landlocked, and Shigen desired ocean access through Suruga bay. He captured the province of Suruga (now Shizuoka), where Mount Fuji is located, in 1569. Shingen identified himself with a mountain, his war banner displayed the phrase Fūrinkazan "Wind, Forest, Fire, Mountain," referring to the phrase "immovable as a mountain," contained in The Art of War. Here he sits, on a cloud, contemplating the immovable Mount Fuji across Suruga bay.
#42
1886
Moon of the enemy's lair
O-Usu no miko, (Little Prince Usu) was a son of the Emperor Keikō, who is traditionally considered the 12th emperor of Japan. It is unknown whether Keiko and Usu actually existed, or if the stories surrounding them are compilations from the lives of other historical figures. The exploits of Prince Usu are described in the 8th century histoical works, the Kojiki and Nihonji. Little Usu was known for his violent nature. He tore his own brother limb from limb, and later burned out the aboriginal peoples on the island of Kyushu (for a image of this, see 418.08 in the series Dai nippon shiryaku zue). In this print, Usu infiltrates a Kumaso rebel camp disguised as a woman, sword hidden behind his back. It is during this episode that one of the unfortunate rebel chieftains gives Usu his nickname, Yamato Takeru, "Bravest in Yamato."
#43
1886
Theater-district dawn moon
The Shibaimachi was the traditional theater district of Tokyo, as depicted in ukiyo-e prints. The area consisted of ochaya, kabuki theaters (the boxy shadows in the background) and restaurants. In 1841, the theaters were forced to move to the farmland outskirts of Asakusa due to official displeasure at the some of the "degenerate" behavior found in the district (see photograph of the Asakusa district). Here, a well-dressed lady hurries on her way after (presumably) an evening's entertainment. It is early morning now, as suggested by the purple hues in the background. The lady is married (suggested by her blackened teeth and hairstyle) and wears a popular green lipstick below her lower lip.
#44
06/1887
Akazome Emon views the moon

Akazome Emon (956-1041 AD) was an important poet of the Heian period. She is considered the principle author of the Eiga Monogatari, a history of the powerful Fujiwara family. She lived in the household of Fujiwara no Michinaga, and the majority of this work describes the life of Michinaga. This print illustrates one of Akazome's poems:

I wish I had gone to bed immediately

but now the night has passed

and I watch the moon descend.

 

Akazome, her hair worn long in the Heian fashion, has waited up all night for a lover who did not arrive. She stands here in the doorway, looking out at the moon.

#45
06/1887
Hazy-night moon - Kumasaka
The bandit-priest Kumasaka mistakenly attacked a gold merchant that was accompanied by Yoshitsune. Yoshitsune defeated Kumasaka's gang, and subsequently killed Kumasaka in 1147 AD. A Noh play was written by Ujinobu in the mid 15th century where the ghost of Kumasaka describes these events. Here, the ghost appears in a Noh robes and mask. The moon in this print is suggested by Kumasaka's yellow eyes, and Yoshitoshi's audience would have been familiar with the "hazy-night moon" which is referenced in the Noh play. There are two variants of this print, a dark indigo background and a light blue (click to see) background. The light blue background is much less commonly seen, and is thought by Stevenson to represent the earlier state. The text of the Noh play can be found online.
#46
06/1887
Bon Festival moon
Obon is a Buddhist festival celebrated in the summertime, lasting three days. The festival honors the spirits of the dead, and it is traditionally believed that the spirits are allowed to revisit the living. Lanterns are lit outdoors to guide the spirits. The Bon Odori dance, pictured in this print and drawn in a Shijō style, is a happy event, performed with singing to celebrate the departed ancestors. For another print drawn in this style, see #18 above.
#47
01/1887
Fujiwara no Kintō plucks a plum blossom
 
#48
06/1887
Huai River moon - Wu Zixu
 
#49
06/1887
Yoshiwara streetwalker by moonlight
 
#50
06/1887
The moon and the helm of a boat
 
#51
06/1887
Lady Gosechi
 
#52
06/1887
Mount Tobisu dawn moon
 
#53
06/1887
Sumiyoshi full moon - Lord Teika
 
#54
06/1887
Wang Changling
 
#55
06/1887
Fukami Jikyū
 
#56
06/1887
Gen'i composes a poem in moonlight
 
#57
03/1888

Reading by the moon - Zi Luo

dokusho no tsuki

 
#58
03/1888
Does the cuckoo also announce its name from above the clouds? Yorimasa
 
#59
03/1888

Spirit of the plum tree -

In the moonlight under the trees a beautiful woman comes...

 
#60
03/1888
Received back into Moon Palace
 
#61
04/1888
Goyō Bridge moon
 
#62
04/1888
Moon of enlightenment
 
#63
05/1888
The moon of the moor - Yasumasa
 
#64
05/1888
Nakamaro views the moon with homesickness
 
#65
06/1888
Katada Bay moon
 
#66
10/1888
Shizu Peak moon - Hideyoshi
 
#67
12/1888

Jōganden moon -

Minamoto no Tsunemoto

 
#68
1888
Moon of the Southern Sea
 
#69
1888

Seson temple moon -

Captain Yoshitaka

 
#70
10/1889
Mount Ashigara moon - Yoshimitsu
 
#71
10/1889
Ishiyama moon
 
#72
10/1889
Mount Miyaji moon - Moronaga
 
#73
11/1889

Jade Rabbit -

Sun Wukong

 
#74
10/1889
Lady Chiyo and the water bucket
 
#75
12/1889
Hidetsugu meditates by moonlight
 
#76
1889
Shinobugaoka moon - Gyokuensai
 
#77
1889
Lunacy - unrolling letters
 
#78
1889
Rainy moon - Kojima Takanori
 
#79
1889
Dawn moon and tumbling snow - Kobayashi Heihachirō
 
#80
1889

Moon of the filial son -

Ono no Takamura

 
#81
1889
Moon of the Red Cliffs
 
#82
1890
Kenshin watches geese in the moonlight
 
#83
04/1890
Gidayū writes his death poem by moonlight
 
#84
04/1890
Cloth-bearing moon - Yūgiri
 
#85
08/1890
Moon of the Lonely House
 
#86
10/1890
Taira no Tadanori
 
#87
10/1890
Moon of Kintoki's mountain
 
#88
10/1890
Relaxing by moonlight under Yūgao flowers
 
#89
12/1890
Hōrin temple moon - Yokobue
 
#90
12/1890
Kazan temple moon
 
#91
04/1892
Musashi Plain moon
 
#92
04/1892
Monkey-music moon
 
#93
06/1891
A Buddhist monk receives cassia seeds on a moonlit night
 
#94
06/1891
Cherry blossoms on the moonlit Sumida river
 
#95
06/1891

The moon's invention -

Hōzō temple

 
#96
06/1891
Chōfu village moon
 
#97
12/1891
The moon and the abandoned old woman
 
#98
08/1891
The moon's four strings - Semimaru
 
#99
1891
Saga Moor moon
 
#100
1891
Since the crescent moon I have been waiting for tonight - Old man
 


 

Acknowledgements

Thanks to (in alphabetical order) xxx, yyy and zzz, who searched for these things across catalogues of sale and show, provided scans of illustrations, translated titles, etc, etc.




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