An image of Portrait of Yoshitoshi by his student Kanaki Toshikage

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

(Japan 1839 – 1892)

Kanaki Toshikage

(Japan  – )

Portrait of Yoshitoshi by his student Kanaki Toshikage, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

Location
Upper Asian gallery
Further information

Kanaki Toshikage was Yoshitoshi’s oldest student. This memorial portrait was published by Akiyama Buemon and reproduced in the 'Yomiuri shinbun' on 22 June 1892.

Calligraphy on the portrait reads:

yo o tsumete
terimasarishi wa
natsu no tsuki

holding the night at bay
having outshone all the rest
is the summer moon

(Translated by Lawrence Marceau in Chris Uhlenbeck and Amy Reigle Newland, 'Yoshitoshi: masterpieces from the Ed Freis Collection', Hotei Publishing, 2011, p 39)

Place of origin
Japan
Period
Japan: Meiji period 1868–1912
Year
Jun 1892
Media
Print
Medium
colour woodblock; ōban
Dimensions
39.0 x 26.0 cm
Credit
Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 2012
Accession number
258.2012.103