Yoshitoshi Tsukioka, Kintoki's Mountain, One Hundred Aspects of the Moon

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Original Japanese woodblock print.

Artist: Yoshitoshi Tsukioka (1839-1892)
Title: 87. Moon of Kintoki's Mountain
Series: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon
Publisher: Akiyama Buemon
Date: 1890
Dimensions: 23.4 x 35 cm
Condition: Trimmed. Tear in the top right corner. Restored tear bottom right corner. Pinhole. Red pigment around the lower half. 


Kintaro, the 'golden boy', looks over a wrestling match between a monkey and rabbit. Abandoned at a young age, the boy was taken in by a mountain witch known as a Yamauba, and raised in the forests among animals and mystical creatures. Known in Japan as the pinnacle of healthy and robust male youth, Kintaro is often shown overpowering beasts or gigantic animals through physical force. However, Yoshitoshi shows him as a spectator of the action in this series, calmly and contented watching the comical struggle between the two unlikely animals.

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Artist Name Yoshitoshi Tsukioka
Title 87. Moon of Kintoki's Mountain
Subject Animal & Birds, Others
Dimensions 23.4 x 35 cm
Series One Hundred Aspects of the Moon
Publisher Akiyama Buemon