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Received Back into the Moon Palace-Taketori (Bamboo Cutter) from the series Twelve Aspects of the Moon

A work made of hanging scroll; ink and colors on silk.

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  • A work made of hanging scroll; ink and colors on silk.

Date:

c. 1885/92

Artist:

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Japanese (1839–1892)

About this artwork

The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter is a well-known Japanese legend in which an old man finds a baby girl hidden in a bamboo stalk while cutting the plantsto make baskets. He takes her home and he and his wife raise her as their own. The girl, Kaguyahime (Shining Princess), grows into a beautiful young woman and eventually returns to her home in the Moon Palace without accepting any of the proposals made by her suitors, including the emperor. This print illustrates the moment when the bamboo cutter begs Kaguyahime not to leave.

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Arts of Asia, Gallery 108

Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Title

Received Back into the Moon Palace-Taketori (Bamboo Cutter) from the series Twelve Aspects of the Moon

Origin

Japan

Date

Made 1885–1892

Medium

Hanging scroll; ink and colors on silk

Dimensions

105.5 × 40.7 cm (41 9/16 × 16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Roger L. Weston

Reference Number

2018.556

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