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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. The courtier Fujiwara no Moronaga (1137-1192) was briefly banished to Shikoku Island following the Hogen Rebellion in 1156. He consoled his homesickeness by playing the biwa on Mount Miyaji, where a water goddess, or suijin, appeared to hear him play.

Details

  • Title: Miyajiyama no Tsuki (Mount Miyaji Moon)
  • Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
  • Date: 1889-11
  • 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 9289w

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