An image of Sumiyoshi full moon - Lord Teika

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

(Japan 1839 – 1892)

Sumiyoshi full moon - Lord Teika, from the series One hundred aspects of the moon

Location
Not on display
Further information

Fujiwara Teika, the celebrated 13th-century poet, fell asleep on the veranda of the Shinto shrine in Sumiyoshi. The god of poetry, to whom the shrine is dedicated, appeared to the poet in his dreams in the ghostlike form of an old man. Floating above Teika, the deity in his white robes appears to take the place of the full moon, which is missing here.

Place of origin
Japan
Period
Japan: Meiji period 1868–1912
Year
23 Jun 1887
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
258.2012.53