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Nankai no Tsuki (Moon of the Southern Sea)

Yoshitoshi1888

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. Kwanyin, the Bodhisattva of mercy and compassion has many names. In Japan she is known as Kannon and in India she is called Avalokitesuara. Here she meditates on the island of Potalaka off the south coast of India.

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  • Title: Nankai no Tsuki (Moon of the Southern Sea)
  • Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
  • Date: 1888
  • 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 9289m

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