Fukami Jikyu challenges the moons

YOSHITOSHI Tsukioka - RR161
  • YOSHITOSHI Tsukioka - RR161
  • Fukami Jikyu challenges the moons
  • Fukami Jikyu challenges the moons
  • Fukami Jikyu challenges the moons
Artist
Yoshitoshi Tsukioka (1839-1892)
Series
100 Aspects of the Moon
Published
Circa 1887
Publisher
Akiyama Buemon
Size
Oban (env. 36,3 x


Oban (env. 36,3 cm x 24,7 cm)

Description

YOSHITOSHI Tsukioka (1839 - 1892)

Original japanese print 

series of the cent aspects of the moon - N° 55

Fukami Jikyu challenges the moons

 

Fukami Jikyu was a samurai whose skills were no longer needed once peace was established under the Tokugawa Shogunate. He joined the Otokodate, groups of able fighters that were gangs of tough ans fearless commoners originally formed to protect ordinary townspeople against the abuses of some lawless low-ranking samurai groups.


Here, Jikyu strolls boldy through the streets of the pleasure district. The poem loosely translates as : "Famous moon,  look at me ! I'm holding the stage".


Published in June 1887

Publisher : Akiyama Buemon


Size : Oban (14 1/4" x 9 7/8")


Conditions : very good conditions : nice colors. Burnished on the kimono