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Snow, Moon, Flowers: No. 25 Musashi, Moon over the Sumida River, Lady Hanjo

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Chikanobu Yoshu, Japanese, (1838–1912)
Snow, Moon, Flowers: No. 25 Musashi, Moon over the Sumida River, Lady Hanjo, n.d.
Ink on Paper
12 13/16 in. x 8 7/16 in. (325.44 mm x 214.31 mm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Meiji (Japan, 1869-1912)
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Ballard
Accession Number: 2004.1.56


Alternate Title: Setsu gekka: Musashi, Sumidagawa tsuki, Hanjo no mae

Marks
Signed: “Yoshu Chikanobu hitsu” with red toshidama seal

Medium
Colored ink on paper; wood-block print.

Object Description
According to a noh play, a woman from Mino Province had become a courtesan in the capital. Honoring a promise to a customer, she sent a treasured fan to Yoshida no Shosho, but because he did not respond, she went mad, wandering the streets and riverbanks of Edo.

Inset: Yoshida no Shosho rejecting a messenger.

For more information, please refer to the Chikanobu exhibition catalogue.

Publisher
Kobayashi Tetsujiro

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