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Mount Miyaji moon (Miyajiyama no tsuki ) Moronaga


Item code : DUh076

Artist Yoshitoshi Tsukioka
Subject Samurai & Male
Series One Hundred Aspects of the Moon
Format Oban (Vertical)
Size 24.6 x 35. 8 cm
Date Meiji (1868 - 1912)


Although Fujiwara no Moronaga was a notable man, because he was muddled in political affairs with the Taira, he spent a total of nine years in exile, away from the court in Kyoto, away from civilization.
He was an avid biwa, or lute, player and would bring the instrument along with him on walks in Shikoku during his exile. Seated, he strums on his treasured biwa, his playing inspired by the beauty of Mount Miyaji. A traveling passer-by is captivated by the sweet tune emerging from the depths of the forest. Yoshitoshi hides the autumn moon behind the tree branch and cartouche.


Very good.