Kogyo, Tsukioka – Rain and Moon – S1217

Kogyo, Tsukioka – Rain and Moon – S1217

$51.00

The print depicts a scene from the play Ugetsu by the playwright Komparu Zenchiku (1405-c1470). The scene in the print shows a humble woman apologizing to the famous poet Saigyo. The story of the play concerns a visit to Sumiyashi Shrine by Saigyo and a learned priest in October. When a cold rain began, the men asked for shelter in a humble hut owned by an old woman who welcomed them. When the roof began to leak, she apologized to Saigyo who later wrote a poem about the experience.Format is Oban yoko-e. Some toning and soiling.

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Additional information

Series

Pictures of Noh

AKA

Ugetsu

Date of Creation

Publisher

Matsuki Heikichi

Medium

Reference

University of Pittsburgh Digital Collections; The Lavenberg Collection of Japanese Prints #943

Condition

Signature

Signature in image from block

Dimensions

14"x9.6"

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