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This print is part of Yoshitoshi's famous series "100 Aspects of the Moon" which depicts scenes from traditional Chinese and Japanese history and lore. Gen'I (1536-1602), a wise priest and shrewd and successful politican relaxes at Kameyama Castle in Tamba Province. The accompanying poem reads, "Usually I dislike a cloudy sky - tonight I realize that it makes me appreciate the light of the moon".

Details

  • Title: Gen'i Viewing the Moon from His Castle
  • Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
  • Date: 1887-06
  • Physical Location: Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
  • Provenance: The prints in this series were given to Elizabeth Billings as a gift by Sho Nemoto.
  • Contributor: Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, National Park Service
  • Catalog Number: MABI 9289y

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