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

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

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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 the heaven to become the spirit of the moon.

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