An image of Gravemarker moon

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

(Japan 1839 – 1892)

Gravemarker moon, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

Location
Not on display
Further information

This print depicts a scene from the nō play 'Sotōba Komachi' ('Gravemarker Komachi'). The play is one of a set of seven important nō pieces based on the life of Ono no Komachi, a famous beauty and poetess of the ninth century. Here, she sits in a thoughtful, melancholic remembrance of her life on a fallen gravemarker, having been criticised for her disrespect for the dead by two passing priests.

Place of origin
Japan
Period
Japan: Meiji period 1868–1912
Year
Mar 1886
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
258.2012.25