Yoshitoshi: Itsukushima Moon--A Muro Courtesan

Yoshitoshi: Itsukushima Moon--A Muro Courtesan

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Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: Itsukushima Moon--A Muro Courtesan
Series: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon
Date: 1886

A courtesan in Heian period style looks over the prow of her watercraft, looking ahead through the famous torii of Miyajima (Itsukushima) Shrine. She will be dancing in the ceremonies of the annual festival held in Itsukushima in the sixth month of the lunar calendar. Note the ukiyoe style of the beauty and the water, and the Shijo style of the rendering of the torii and the shore. Her enormous traveling hat and veil are placed beside her.

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban (35.6 x 24 cm)
Publisher: Akiyama Takeuemon
Literature: Stevenson #21.
Seal: Taiso
Signature: Yoshitoshi