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Maker(s):Tsukioka Yoshitoshi; Akiyama Buemon (publisher)
Culture:Japanese (1839-1892)
Title:Asanogawa seisetsu no tsuki: Kojo Chikako [Moon of Pure Snow at Asano River: the Filial Daughter Chikako], from the series Tsuki hyakushi [One hundred aspects of the moon]
Date Made:December 1885
Type:Print
Materials:Woodblock print (woodcut); nishiki-e, ink and colors on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Sheet: 14 11/16 in x 9 15/16 in; 37.3 cm x 25.2 cm; Image: 13 in x 8 7/8 in; 33 cm x 22.5 cm
Narrative Inscription:  TITLE: recto, ctr. r. (black ink in pink cartouche, within image): [Japanese character, Tsuki hyakushi]; TITLE: recto, ctr. r. (black ink in square cartouche, within image): [Japanese character, Asanogawa / seisetsu no tsuki / Kojo Chicako]; SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. l. (black ink, within image): [Japanese character, Yoshitoshi]; SEAL: recto, lwr. l. (red ink, within image): [Japanese character, Yoshitoshi]; INSCRIPTION: recto, lwr. l. (red ink): [Japanese character, Asakusa Sugacho machi ni banchi / Gako Tsukiyoka Yonejiro]; INSCRIPTION: recto, lwr. l. (red ink): [Japanese character, Nihonbashi Muromachi san-chome ku-banchi / hanmoto Akiyama Buemon]; INSCRIPTION: recto, lwr. r. (black ink, within image): [Japanese character, Choko (or horiko) Enkatsu]; SEAL: recto, lwr. l. (red ink): [Japanese character, kumi do]; SEAL: recto, lwr. l. (red ink): [Japanese character, [ill.]]
Accession Number:  MH 1949.69.Q.RII
Credit Line:Purchase with the Nancy Everett Dwight Fund
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Description:
No. 10 from the series. A vertical print showing a woman (the "filial daughter" Chikako) in grey and blue kimono and pink pants with purple and red obi, plunging into the icy water. Chikako's tissues flutter down behind her and two egrets flap away to the left. The yellow bright moon is visible in the background. Embossed pattern in sqaure cartouche.

Tags:
Ukiyo-e; women; birds; water; diving; snow; winter; moons; night; deaths

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