An image of Kitayama moon - Toyohara Sumiaki

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

(Japan 1839 – 1892)

Kitayama moon - Toyohara Sumiaki, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

Location
Upper Asian gallery
Further information

Toyohara Sumiaki was a music instructor and the epitome of an accomplished gentleman in the court of Emperor Go-Kashiwabara (reigned 1500–25). Drawn out to the moors north of the palace by the moon, he faces a pack of wolves. Assuming he was about to die, he played his favourite tune on his flute. To his amazement, the music pacified the wolves and they returned to the woods.

Place of origin
Japan
Period
Japan: Meiji period 1868–1912
Year
05 Jun 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
258.2012.32