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Miyajiyama no Tsuki (Mount Miyaji Moon)

Yoshitoshi1889-11

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. 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.

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