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100 Aspects, No 2. Chang'e flees to the moon

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, 1885
100 Aspects, No 2. Chang'e flees to the moon, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
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36.8 cm100 Aspects, No 2. Chang'e flees to the moon scale comparison24.1 cm
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100 Aspects, No 2. Chang'e flees to the moon is an Edo Period Wood Block Print created by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi in 1885. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged The Moon. SourceDownload

According to a Chinese legend, the Queen Mother of the West gifted an elixir of immortality to a human man, but his wife Chang'e stole the drink, consumed it, and fled to heaven to become the spirit of the moon.

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