Woodblock print ”Yugao from Stories from The Tale of Genji”

Sale price¥34,000 JPY



Hand printed on a Washi paper

※Reproducing all or any part of the contents is prohibited.

【One Hundred Aspects of the Moon】

"Tsuki Hyakushi" (Moon Hundred Aspects) is a series of ukiyo-e (woodblock prints) created by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi from 1885 (Meiji 18) to 1892 (Meiji 25). It consists of 100 large-format nishiki-e (full-color prints) with the moon as its central theme.

【Yugao from Stories from The Tale of Genji】

Genji had fallen in love with several women besides his lawful wife. One day, while visiting a sick nursemaid, he was suddenly drawn to the lovely evening faces blooming in the neighboring house. Before long, a woman appeared, offering the flowers on a white fan, and he became acquainted with her.

Wanting to spend some private time together, Genji took Evening Faces to a desolate, uninhabited ruin near a moonlit night. Evening Faces trembled with anxiety. That night, as Genji dozed off, he suddenly realized that a beautiful and dignified woman was by his side, seemingly full of resentment.

"For you to favor such an insignificant woman is truly disheartening and painful," she lamented, holding Evening Faces.

Upon awakening, Genji quickly drew his sword to confront her, but Evening Faces had already been slain by the vengeful spirit and had turned cold...

■ Type
UKIYO-E, Reproduction
(New woodblocks, reprinting)
This was designed by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi in 1885-1892.
Woodblocks were made by Uchida art and printed in late years (Kyoto).

■ Artist
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi 
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi was a ukiyo-e artist who was active from the late Edo period to the Meiji era. He was known for his diverse range of ukiyo-e works, including historical paintings, portraits of beauties, actor prints, genre scenes, classical themes, and battle scenes. He exhibited a unique artistic style in each of these categories. In an era when the demand for ukiyo-e was declining, he emerged as one of the most successful ukiyo-e artists. Many notable artists in Japanese and Western painting emerged from his school of art. Yoshitoshi is sometimes referred to as the "last ukiyo-e artist" due to his significant contributions to the art form during a challenging period.

・Material/ Japanese washi paper
・Size/ Picture:W22.5×H33cm , Margin included:W26×H39cm

・Regarding size / There is a slight error in size.
・Weight/ 150 g
・Made in Japan


Product Type: HOME DÉCOR
Collection: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Collection: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon
Collection: UKIYO-E


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