Yoshitoshi: Yokobue
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Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)

The beautiful Yokobue under the full autumn moon. Wringing her hands in front of her face and weeping, she returns broken-hearted from the Hôrinji temple on Mount Kôya-san. Her lover Tokiyori had retired to this monastery after his father forbade him to marry her. When Yokobue wanted to visit him there, he had her turned away so as not to waver in his determination to become a monk.

Title: Hôrinji no tsuki - Yokobue (Hôrin Temple Moon - Yokobue)

Series: Tsuki hyakushi (One Hundred Aspects of the Moon)

Signature: Yoshitoshi

Seal: Taiso

Publisher: Akiyama Buemon, Tokyo

Date: Meiji 23 (1890)

Size: Vertical Ôban, 32.7 x 22.4 cm (image)

Very nice impression in excellent colours, with relief printing. Retains original album backing. Right margin slightly trimmed. Overall excellent condition.
Ill. in Stevenson, Yoshitoshi's one hundred aspects of the moon, Redmond 1992, no. 89. Tjardes, One Hundred Aspects of The Moon, Santa Fe, 2003, no. 11; Verberk, Yoshitoshi - Hundert Ansichten des Mondes, Cologne 2021, no. 87. Cf. also British Museum, 1906,1220,0.1477.