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Hitotsuya no tsuki

Hitotsuya no tsuki
1 print : woodcut, color ; 28 x 16.2 cm.
Print shows an old woman holding a small firebrand or torch as she sneaks around the corner at the entrance to a room in a lonely, isolated house, with the moon shining in the background.
  • Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06.
  • From the series: Tsuki hyaku shi : 100 aspects of the moon.
  • Format: vertical Oban Nishikie, trimmed.
  • Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).
  • Fine Prints: Japanese, pre-1915
  • Older people--Japan--1880-1890.
  • Demons--1880-1890.
  • Loneliness--1880-1890.
  • Fairy tales--1880-1890.
  • Ukiyo-e--Japanese--Color--1880-1890.
  • Woodcuts--Japanese--Color--1880-1890.
Taiso, Yoshitoshi, 1839-1892, artist
Moon over a single dwelling.
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