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Gionmachi (The Gion District)

Yoshitoshi1885-10

Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Historical Park, National Park Service

Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Historical Park, National Park Service

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. A scene from the Kabuki play "Chushingura". The young Oishi Rikiya delievers a letter to his father Oishi Yuranosuke at the Ichiriki Teahouse in Kyoto. Yuranosuke is planning a secret vendetta against the 47 Ronin to avenge his master's death.

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  • Title: Gionmachi (The Gion District)
  • Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
  • Date: 1885-10
  • 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 9289b

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