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By now you must be near Komakata, a cuckoo calls - Takao from the series One Hundred Aspects of the Moon (modern reprint)

 By now you must be near Komakata, a cuckoo calls - Takao from the series One Hundred Aspects of the Moon

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

By now you must be near Komakata,

a cuckoo calls - Takao

from the series One Hundred Aspects of the Moon (modern reprint)

by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, c. 1950s (originally 1885)

Chang E Flees to the Moon from the series One Hundred Aspects of the Moon

IHL Cat. #1396

About This Print

Often assumed to be the first print in the series One Hundred Aspects of the Moon, it pictures one of the eleven famous courtesans of the Yoshiwara in the 17th and 18th centuries named Takao.  It is believed Yoshitoshi's print pictures the sixth Takao, known for her poetry.

This print is a modern re-issue of the original 1885 print [see IHL Cat. #970], created from re-cut blocks. It is part of a portfolio of 15 designs from the series issued by the woodblock department 版画部 of the publishing company Nihon Bijutsu Gakai 日本美術画会 and overseen by Japanese art historian and one-time president of the Japan Ukiyo-e Society Yamaguchi Keizaburō 山口桂三郎 (1928-2012) who also provided a commentary for each print.


The re-issued print set of 15 prints

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Comparison of original 1885 issue with re-issue

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1396
 Title 
 By now you must be near Komakata, a cuckoo calls - Takao 
 (Kimi wa ima/ Komakata Atari/ hototogisu - Takao
たか雄 君は今駒かたあたりほとゝきす)
 Series One Hundred Aspects of the Moon (Tsuki hyaku sugata 月百姿)
 Artist 
 Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)
 Signature 
 Yoshitoshi 芳年
 Seal Yoshitoshi 芳年
 Edition modern re-issue using new blocks
 Publisher
不許 複製 複写 all rights reserved no duplication no reprinting
日本美術画会 版画部 Nihon bijutsu gakai woodcut department
appears in lower right corner verso
 Carver
彫師/前田謙太郎 Maeda Kentarō
appears in lower right corner verso
 Printer
指導/田中作治 Tanaka Sakuji
appears in lower right corner verso
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent - diagonal stain top left corner of margin from tape remnant
 Miscellaneous
 Format oban
 H x W Paper 15 7/16 x 9 1/2 in. (39.2 x 24.1 cm)
 H x W Image
 13 7/16 x 8 7/8 in. (34.1 x 22.5 cm)
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