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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. Yoshitoshi has depicted a tsujigimi, a prostitute of the lower ranks. He is likely referencing a verse by the poet Oshun Hitotose which reads, "Like reflections in the rice paddies - the faces of streetwalkers int he darkness are exposed by the autumn moonlight".

Details

  • Title: Streetwalker by Moonlight
  • 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 9289r

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