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100 Aspects, No 5. A Poem by Kikaku

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, 1885
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

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”

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