An image of Full moon on the tatami mats shadows of the pine branches - Kikaku

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

(Japan 1839 – 1892)

Full moon on the tatami mats shadows of the pine branches - Kikaku, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

Location
Not on display
Further information

A casually dressed lady, probably a courtesan, lies languidly on the tatami mat of her room and gazes at shadows of pine branches on the veranda. The full moon mentioned in the title haiku by Tarakai Kikaku (1661–707) is not depicted here, its presence instead suggested by the round shape of the fan as well as the shadows of the branches.

Place of origin
Japan
Period
Japan: Meiji period 1868–1912
Year
Oct 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
258.2012.5