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The Moon's four strings-Semimaru

Size: 34.5cm by 23.5cm (13.58 in by 9.25 in) | Enlargement | Shipping Code: [L] ?

Designer: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Era: Meiji | Currency: $ / £ /

Price: ¥ 30,000$ 260.00£ 190.00€ 229.00 [Item has been sold]

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Description: This is from Yoshitoshi's popular series 'One Hundred Aspects of the Moon.', a total of 100 large nishiki-e prints, all of which were based on moon-related scenes from Japanese and Chinese stories, poems, and songs, took eight years to complete.

The blind poet and musician Semimaru sits in a ruined house, playing his biwa under the full moon. Although he cannot see the moon light, he is fully aware of its beauty.


The print has unfortunately been trimmed, removing the publisher's colophon.

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