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Gravemarker Moon

Oban tate-e (9.5 by 14 ins approx.)

Catalogue ID
YT100a25
Weight 0.500000 kg
Artist

Yoshitoshi

Artist

CatalogueID

Yoshitoshi M25

Condition

Fine

Date

Genre

Impression

Fine

Is Reserved?

Publisher

Series

100 Aspects of the Moon

Description

Ono no Komachi, a famous beauty and poetess of the 9th century, is seated on a fallen stupa (a gravemarker dedicated to Buddha). This may be the scene from the Noh play Sotoba Komachi (Stupa Komachi) in which two priests ask themselves: “Is this Komachi that once was a bright flower – Komachi the beautiful, whose dark brows linked like young moons – Her face white-farded ever – Whose many, many damask robes filled cedar-scented halls?” Komachi is depicted looking at the moon, and wearing a damask robe that heavily contrasts with her battered straw hat.

£480.00

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