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In the moonlight under the trees a beautiful woman comes


Item code : DUh060

Artist Yoshitoshi Tsukioka
Subject Beauty & Female
Series One Hundred Aspects of the Moon
Publisher Akiyama Buemon
Format Oban (Vertical)
Size 35.6 x 24.1 cm
Date Meiji (1868 - 1912)


A bright full moon shines on a beautiful lady swathed in layers of rich robes. A plum tree frames the figure and acts as a reference to her identity. She is the Spirit of the Plum Tree, the nymph who visited the Chinese poet Zhao Shixiong in a dream when he traveled up to the sacred Luofu Mountain in southern China. Such an incredible experience inspired him to compose the poem above.

Yoshitoshi accents the Spirit with a double chin, which was an element of ideal beauty in the Tang dynasty (618-907). The combination of her robes is distinctly Chinese, and the karazuri, or “blind-printing” technique is apparent on her outer robe.

This item includes frame for the UK customers only. For shipping out of the UK, the print will be sent without frame.


Condition : Excellent       Impression : Excellent
Good. Left margin with publisher's seal is partly trimmed. Small stain on its left. Foxing on the back.