Theater District Dawn Moon

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Yoshitoshi' s one hundred aspects of the moon. 

Handsome depiction of dawn in Shibaimachi, the theater district in Edo. In the foreground, a young woman in a fine kimono hurries home, the moon still in the sky and the horizon beginning to glow with the warmth of the rising sun. She wears a blue kimono patterned with delicate pink and white flowers over a red under robe, tied with a black brocade obi. Her hair is pulled back into a smooth knot with a simple ornament, and she wears fashionable red lipstick that takes on a green tone when applied more thickly, giving the appearance of two colors. Clouds drift across the early morning scene, with the silhouettes of people in the street behind her. Nicely detailed with fine line work in the hair, embossing on the white kimono trim, and fine bokashi shading in the background.

 

CONDITION: Great condition, not backed. 13-1/2" x 9" + Margins as shown. 

Date: 1885 

Publisher: Akiyama Buemon

 

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