Arts and Designs of Japan
February Selection February 2018

Artist Yoshitoshi
Title #40 – The moon of the Milky Way
Series 100 Aspects of the Moon
Date September 1886
Publisher Akiyama Buemon
Format Oban (9 1/2" X 14")
Comment Embossed cartouche, burnishing, metallics; backed
This design illustrates the meeting in mid-summer of the stars Vega (the weaver maiden) and Altair (the herdsman), celebrated as the Tanabata Festival on July 7.
Price $300.
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