Arts and Designs of Japan
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Artist Yoshitoshi
Title #70 – Mount Ashigara moon, Yoshimitsu
Series 100 Aspects of the Moon
Date October 10, 1889
Publisher Akiyama Buemon
Format Oban (9 7/8" X 14 5/8")
Comment Embossed cartouche, burnishing on the hat, oxidized orange pigment on the kimono
Minamoto Yoshimitsu (1056-1127) was a famous warrior and courtier as well as a musician. His favorite instrument was the sho, which he is playing here. There is no depiction of the moon in this design, just the glow of moonlight.
Price $450.
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