Songoku, the Monkey King and the Jeweled Hare by the Moon
One Hundred Aspects of the Moon was one of Yoshitoshi’s most successful series, printed over a period of seven years with new designs released every few months to an eager public. The subjects drew on Chinese and Japanese folklore, history, and literature and often included elements of the supernatural, an obsession of Yoshitoshi’s later in life. This print refers to a Chinese story of an immortal monkey king, shown dancing with a jeweled hare that, according to legend, lives on the moon.
Color woodblock print on paper
October 10, 1889
Sealed: Taiso (??)
Engraver's mark: Enkatsu to
Publisher: Akiyama Buemon
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Bequest of Dr. Eleanor Z. Wallace
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Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892). Songoku, the Monkey King and the Jeweled Hare by the Moon, October 10, 1889. Color woodblock print on paper, 13 7/8 x 9 1/2 in. (35.2 x 24.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Dr. Eleanor Z. Wallace, 2007.31.4 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2007.31.4_PS1.jpg)
overall, 2007.31.4_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2007
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