Yoshitoshi: Moon of the Southern Sea
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: Moon of the Southern Sea
Series: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon (tsuki hyaku sugata)
The Bodhisattva Kannon is seated on a rocky promontory, looking at the sea with the intention to free all beings from the turbulent ocean of samsara. Kannon is considered a manifestation of Avolokiteshvara, Buddha of Compassion. Her halo is beautifully integrated into the design and even overlaps the title cartouche. Beside her sits a vase with a willow branch, two objects associated with this representation of the goddess.
Condition: Excellent impression and color: very good condition. Backed.
Dimensions: ôban vertical
Publisher: Akiyama Buemon
Literature: Stevens, John: “Yoshitoshi’s One Hundred Aspects of The Moon”, (1988), number 68.
Seal: Taiso; Engraver:Enkatsu