Original woodblock print - Tsukioka Taiso Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) - 'Genji Yūgao no maki' 源氏夕顔巻 (Yūgao Chapter from Genji) - From the series "Tsuki hyaku sugata" 月百姿 (One Hundred Aspects of the Moon) - Japan - 1886 (Meiji 19), March
Artist: Tsukioka Taiso Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)
Title: 'Genji Yūgao no maki' 源氏夕顔巻 (Yūgao Chapter from Genji)
Series: "Tsuki hyaku sugata" 月百姿 (One Hundred Aspects of the Moon)
Publisher: Akiyama Buemon
Date: 1886 (Meiji 19), March
Dimensions: 36.4 x 24.3 cm
Condition: Some creases, some glue stains at the bottom, thinned paper in some areas, small brown stain on the back.
Heartbroken ghost of a woman wanders through the garden, unable to find her love, Prince Genji. Lady Yūgao, a character taken from 'The Tale of Genji' - Japan's first novel, was killed by the jealous spirit of one of Genji’s mistresses.
Her the blue lips indicate her transition into a lifeless spirit. She fades away into nothingness, as quickly as delicate yūgao flowers. The fragile structure of the moonflowers is skilfully achieved by karazuri (embossing) technique.
See British Museum: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/A_1906-1220-0-1437
and Tokyo Metropolitan Library: https://archive.library.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/da/detail?tilcod=0000000003-00019610
- Xilografia originale
- Stampa a blocchi di legno policroma Nishiki-e (broccato)
- Carta Washi
- 1886 (Meiji 19), marzo
- Regione/ Paese d'origine
- Tsukioka Taiso Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)
- Titolo dell'opera
- 'Yūgao Chapter from Genji' 源氏夕顔巻 - From the series "One Hundred Aspects of the Moon" 月百姿
- In buone condizioni, vedi descrizione
- 36.4×24.3×0.1 cm