Arts and Designs of Japan
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Artist Yoshitoshi
Title #53 – Sumiyoshi full moon – Lord Teika
Series 100 Aspects of the Moon
Date June 23, 1887
Publisher Akiyama Buemon
Format Oban (9 5/8" X 14 1/4")
Comment Embossing throughout the white robe and cartouche, burnishing on the black hat and lantern
Fujiwara no Sadaie (Teika), a poet and scholar, has fallen asleep on the veranda of the Shinto shrine at Sumiyoshi. The shrine is dedicated to the god of poetry who is appearing to Teika as a ghost.
Price $750.
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