An image of Moon of pure snow at Asano river - Chikako, the filial daughter

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

(Japan 1839 – 1892)

Moon of pure snow at Asano river - Chikako, the filial daughter, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

Location
Upper Asian gallery
Further information

This print depicts the suicide of Chikako, who in the mid 1850s sacrificed her life in a vain attempt to secure her father’s release from prison. Her father Zeniya Gohei was a wealthy shipbuilder and entrepreneur who had been imprisoned after fishermen violently opposed his scheme to fill in a lake and turn it into rice fields.

Place of origin
Japan
Period
Japan: Meiji period 1868–1912
Year
Dec 1885
Media
Print
Medium
colour woodblock; ōban
Dimensions
39.0 x 26.0 cm
Signature & date

Signed and dated.

Credit
Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 2012
Accession number
258.2012.10