Moon Viewing Banquet at Yoshino Imperial Palace, 1888

by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Current Status

 
Hurry! Fuji Arts' prints sell quickly, don't miss out.

 

 
You must be signed in to add items to your watchlist Add to watch list    
 
Moon Viewing Banquet at Yoshino Imperial Palace, 1888 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Original Chikanobu (1838 - 1912) Japanese Woodblock Print
Moon Viewing Banquet at Yoshino Imperial Palace, 1888

Comments - Fantastic triptych of a moon viewing banquet at the Imperial Palace in Yoshino of the exiled 14th century Emperor Go-Daigo. Forced out of Kyoto by the shogun Ashikaga Takeuji, Go-Daigo set up a southern court in the mountainous area of Yoshino, where he kept up many palace traditions, such as this moon viewing party. Here, the lady Onshaku no tsubone stands holding a broken saucer, which she compares to the shape of the moon rising above the pine trees. The emperor sits on a platform at right, his face concealed behind a hanging bamboo blind. A beautiful image of a popular court entertainment, with fantastic detail in the sumptuous fabrics and interior details, and fine embossing in the white kimono and emperor's robe. Would make a terrific framed presentation.

Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)

Image Size - 28 1/4" x 14 1/4" + margins as shown

Condition - With excellent color and detail. Three separate panels. Some minor wrinkling. Some light soiling . Please see photos for details. Very nice overall.

Moon Viewing Banquet at Yoshino Imperial Palace, 1888 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Moon Viewing Banquet at Yoshino Imperial Palace, 1888 by Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)