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Koshi no tsuki - Ono no Takamura / Moon of the filial son


Item code : DUh111

Artist Yoshitoshi Tsukioka
Subject Samurai & Male
Series 100 Aspects of the Moon
Publisher Akiyama Buemon
Format Oban (Vertical)
Size 23.7 x 35.7 cm
Date Meiji (1868 - 1912)


Ono no Takamura looks up to the house of his parents as he collects brushwood from the woods. Yoshitoshi was influenced by the story of Ceng Shen (Sosen in Japanese), one of the Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Piety in China. Ceng Shen (506-437 B.C.) was the epitome of the faithful and caring son. For instance, when his wife accidentally made badly cooked pears for his mother, he ended the relationship and divorced her. Similarly, but perhaps less intense in devotion, Ono no Takamura divided his salary amongst his family and friends who were in worse conditions than him. 

The moon lights up the composition and is encircled by a ring of mist, paying homage to Chinese landscape painting. 


parts of both margins trimmed, minor stains on the top left side