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100 Aspects, No 5. A Poem by Kikaku

100 Aspects, No 5. A Poem by Kikaku, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
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36.8 cm100 Aspects, No 5. A Poem by Kikaku scale comparison24.1 cm
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100 Aspects, No 5. A Poem by Kikaku 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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Tsukioka Yoshitoshi inverts his views of the moon, here showing a shadow thrown by the bright moonlight. The image pays homage to a haiku by the master Takarai Kikaku: “Bright moon - across the tatami mats shadows of pine branches”

Further reading atyoshitoshi.verwoerd.info
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