(1838 - 1912)
The Hundred Moons at Sarashina
Signed: Yoshu Chikanobu
Publisher: Takegawa Unokichi
Size: ôban triptych (c. 37.5 x 25.3 cms / 14 3/4" x 10" - each sheet)
SUPERB impression and color, in fine condition. Elements of the
design overprinted with black lacquer and enhanced by gauffrage.
FULL SIZE with margins. - Three separate sheets as issued. -
RARE in this excellent impression, color and condition.
ref. no.: # 756046
Price: € 1,600.00
Four kimono clad women, outside a rustic pavilion where tea and sweets are available,
are watching multiple reflections of the moon in the paddy fields at Sarashina in
Shinano Province (Nagano Prefecture). An old man and a young boy are walking along a
path, and a man in a Western style hat is climbing the stone steps to a Bashô memorial
adjacent to the large boulder called 'Granny Rock' (ô-baishi).
- This famous view was well known to travelers and even illustrated by HIROSHIGE in a
print of his
series of 1853. -
(Bruce A. Coates, Chikanobu - Modernity and Nostalgia in Japanese Prints; Scripps College & Hotei Publishing, Leiden, 2006; p.138, plate no. 157.