Yoshitoshi: Kojima Takanori
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Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)

The samurai Kojima Takanori - dressed in a rustic straw cloak – sitting in the pouring rain under a budding cherry tree ad praying for the fate of the exiled Emperor Go-Daigo.

Title: Uchû no tsuki (Rainy Moon)

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

Signature: Yoshitoshi

Seal: Yoshitoshi

Engraver: Yamamoto

Publisher: Akiyama Buemon, Tokyo

Date: Meiji 22 (1889)

Size: Vertical Ôban, 33.5 x 22.2 cm (image)

Excellent impression and colours, with embossing and lustre printing, the rain threads are printed with gofun white. Unbacked. Paper minimally age-toned. Left margin a little bit uneven, bottom and right margins professionally remargined. Overall very good condition.
Ill. in Stevenson, Yoshitoshi's one hundred aspects of the moon, Redmond 1992, no. 78. Tjardes, One Hundred Aspects of The Moon, Santa Fe, 2003, no. 71; Verberk, Yoshitoshi - Hundert Ansichten des Mondes, Cologne 2021, no. 73. Cf. also British Museum, 1906,1220,0.1514.