Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan 1839 – 1892

A streetwalker [Tsujikimi] 1887
Collection Title: One hundred phases of the moon [Tsuki hyakushi]
Place made: Tokyo, Kanto, Tokyo metropolis, Japan
Materials & Technique: prints, relief; colour woodblock print Support: Japanese paper
Place Published: Tokyo, Akiyama Buemon

Primary Insc: poem by the female poet Oshun Hitotose tagato aru naka nimo tsuraki tsujigimi kao Sarashina ya aki no tsukikage Like refelctions in the rice-paddies the faces of streetwalkers in the darkness are exposed by the autumn moonlight
Dimensions: sheet 25.2 h x 37.0 w cm comp 22.2 h x 33.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1996
Accession No: NGA 96.611