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Japanese moons

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Autumn Moon At Ishiyama Temple (c. 1834) by Utagawa Hiroshige.

The moon is a continual feature in Japanese landscape prints, and the following selection is only a small sample of the many beautiful examples that may be found on this print site. See also this site, and Yoshitoshi’s stunning series, One Hundred Aspects of the Moon.

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Rising Moon at Nagase (no date) Artist unknown.

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Rising Moon at Katase River (1907) by Shiron Kasamatsu.

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Evening Cool on the Sumida River (c. 1910–20) by Eijiro Kobayashi.

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Shrine Visit at Night (c. 1910–20) by Kiyochika Kobayashi.

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Moonrise at Nezu Shrine, Tokyo (1932). Artist unknown.

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Full Moon at Enoshima Beach (1933) by Toko.

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Moon Over Miyajima (c. 1930s) by Ito Yuhan.

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Maiko Beach (1936) by Koitsu Tsuchiya.

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Kakizaki Bento Shrine, Shimoda (1937) by Kawase Hasui.

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Pleasure Boat Under a Moonlit Pine (c. 1938) by Koho Shoda.

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Pine Tree On Shore by Arai Yoshimune II.

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Suma Beach in Moonlight by Arai Yoshimune II.

Previously on { feuilleton }
Lunar light
Lunar observations
Nocturnes
Lunation: Art on the Moon
Somnium by Steve Moore
Blood on the Moon
Filippo Morghen’s Voyage to the Moon

 


 

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