June: The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter

by Gekko (1859 - 1920)

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June: The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter by Gekko (1859 - 1920)

Original Gekko (1859 - 1920) Japanese Woodblock Print
June: The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter

Series; Twelve Months of the Floating World, 1890
A Fuji Arts Special Offer Auction

A Meiji Collection print, opening at $59 - We purchased an interesting Meiji collection with a variety of prints and artists. We’re offering the prints, over two days, in our market driven $59 opening bid auctions – any high bid wins.

June: The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter - Wonderful illustration from the tale of the bamboo cutter, Taketori no Okino. In the forest one day, he came across a shining stalk of bamboo, and upon cutting it open, he found a tiny baby girl inside. He took her home, and he and his wife raised her, naming her Kaguya-hime. She grew into a lovely young woman with many suitors, but whenever she saw the full moon, she became sad. Kaguya-hime finally revealed that she was actually the daughter of Joga, Queen of the Moon, and that she had to return to her realm in the heavens. Here, the elderly man kneels in a bamboo grove, pleading with her to stay as she prepares to depart for her true home. A charming depiction of this classic folktale.

Artist - Gekko (1859 - 1920)

Image Size - 9" x 13" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. Slight toning and soiling, a few spots and stains. Please see photos for details.

June: The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter by Gekko (1859 - 1920)
June: The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter by Gekko (1859 - 1920)

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