One Hundred Aspects of the Moon #12: Benkei Calming the Waves at Daimotsu Bay Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892)


Ukiyo-e: polychrome woodblock print with mica


sheet: 14 5/8 × 9 13/16 in. (37.2 × 25 cm)

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Gift of Mrs. Parker in memory of James Reid Parker

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Meiji era (1868–1912)


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Mrs. James Reid Parker (Ruth Lerrigo Parker), Hamden, Conn.; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1985
  • John Stevenson, Yoshitoshi's One Hundred Aspects of the Moon (San Francisco: San Francisco Graphic Society, 1992), no. 12, ill
  • Elise K. Kenney, ed., Handbook of the Collections: Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 309, ill
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color woodcuts


Characters in the rectangular cartouche reads, "tsuki no hyaku sugata" ("miyako", "ki" as "Gifu refecture gi") meaning One Hundred Views of the Moon. Those in the square cautouche reads, "Benkei (in small characters); Daimotsu kaijo no tsuki" the moon over the sea of Daimotsu.\r\nL. border says, "O todoke (respectfully registered) in Meiji 19 nen 1 gatsu (corresponding to the first year of 1886) by Gako (artust) Tsukioka Yonejiro (Yoshitoshi's name) at Asakusa Sugamachi 2 banchi (his address); hanmoto (published) by Akiyama Takeuemon at Nihonbashi Muromachi 3 chome 9 banchi (his address); followed by a seal "kumiawase nihyaku sho" meaning exactly a set of 200 sheets.\r\nBeneath the Yoshitoshi's seal, "?? kocho" (carving by Katsuta?).


Lower left; seal, "Taiso" (kanji is "large": and "so" of Mt. Aso; Taiso is his family name used after 1873) and signature "Yoshitoshi" above the seal.

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