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Tsukioka Yoshitoshi - One Hundred Aspects of the Moon at Pacific Northwest College of Art

Pacific Northwest College of Art Print Gallery Presents Work by Yoshitoshi Tsukioka
NOVEMBER 22, 2009

The PNCA Printmaking Department is proud to present 12 woodcuts by Yoshitoshi Tsukioka from his series One Hundred Aspects of the Moon, opening December 3 in the PNCA Printmaking Gallery.

Yoshitoshi was the most influential and prolific print artist of the Meiji period (1868-1912) in Japan. With his prints, Yoshitoshi attempted to preserve the ancient culture of Japan as it was confronted by the arrival of Western culture represented by the “Black Ships” of Admiral Perry.

Yoshitoshi’s masterpiece, One Hundred Aspects of the Moon is a series of 100 woodcuts which explore Japanese and Chinese history, literature and folklore using the moon as a unifying motif. The series was a huge success and each print was sold out on the day it was released to the public.

These 12 prints from the series are part of the Japanese print collection of Irwin Lavenberg, who will be present at the opening reception from 6-8 pm, Thursday, December 3.

Exhibition | Woodcuts from Yoshitoshi Tsukioka’s One Hundred Aspects of the Moon
First Thursday Opening | 6–8 p.m., Thursday, December 3
PNCA Main Campus Building, Printmaking Gallery, 1241 N.W. Johnson St.

Image courtesy of the print collection of Irwin Lavenberg