Exhibition Title: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon – Japanese Woodblock Prints by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Duration: February 26, 2020 to June 27, 2021
Location: Museum of East Asian Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany
From September 2020 the Museum of East Asian Art Cologne shows 100 Aspects of the Moon by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839–1892).
Yoshitoshi was the last great woodblock print master of the Ukiyo-e tradition, and 100 Aspects of the Moon is regarded as his greatest achievement. The series brings to life the history and mythology of ancient Japan. In all 100 prints the moon figures prominently. Sometimes clearly visible in the design and sometimes referred to in the beautiful poems in the text cartouche.
Yoshitoshi’s 100 Aspects of the Moon is very popular among collectors. However, it rarely happens that a complete set in an excellent condition is brought together. The Museum of East Asian Art Cologne will show you one of the finest known sets in the world, which is currently housed in the renowned collection of Japanese print Museum Nihon no Hanga in Amsterdam.
For more information about the exhibition please visit the website here.