Yoshitoshi's One Hundred Aspects of the Moon

Yoshitoshi's One Hundred Aspects of the Moon


By (author) John Stevenson

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  • Publisher: Hotei Publishing,The Netherlands
  • Format: Hardback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 242mm x 348mm x 24mm | 1,800g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2001
  • Publication City/Country: Amsterdam
  • ISBN 10: 9074822428
  • ISBN 13: 9789074822428
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 485,516

Product description

Yoshitoshi was one of the most influential and prolific woodblock print artists of Meiji Japan. This book presents his masterpiece, "Tsuki hyakushi" ("One Hundred Aspects of the Moon"). The series was begun in 1885 and completed just before the artist's death in 1892. It was wildly popular even as it was being produced. New designs were eagerly awaited, with editions selling out before dawn on the day of publication. Each one of the 100 images in the series is shown in full colour and nearly life size. Opposite each design a commentary gives the story behind the picture. These wonderful tales form a panorama of Japanese history and legend that resonates with the richness and subtlety of traditional Japanese culture.

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Author information

After graduating from Oxford at the age of twenty, John Stevenson worked in the USA and Nigeria. He lived for twenty years in Asia and has written on several areas of Asian art. He is the author of Vietnamese Ceramics: A Separate Tradition; Irrawaddy: Benevolent River of Burma; Masami Teraoka: The Floating World Comes of Age; Japanese Kite Prints; and a number of books on the work of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, including Yoshitoshi's One Hundred Aspects of the Moon and Yoshitoshi's Strange Tales. He has served as acting curator of Chinese art at Seattle Art Museum, and now works in book production.