Item description for Yoshitoshi's One Hundred Aspects of the Moon by John Stevenson...
Yoshitoshi was one of the most influential and prolific woodblock print artists of Meiji Japan. This book presents his masterpiece, "Tsuki hyakushi" ("One Hundred Aspects of the Moon"). The series was begun in 1885 and completed just before the artist's death in 1892. It was wildly popular even as it was being produced. New designs were eagerly awaited, with editions selling out before dawn on the day of publication. Each one of the 100 images in the series is shown in full colour and nearly life size. Opposite each design a commentary gives the story behind the picture. These wonderful tales form a panorama of Japanese history and legend that resonates with the richness and subtlety of traditional Japanese culture.
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More About John Stevenson
John Stevenson is a specialist on Yoshitoshi. He is the author of Yoshitoshi's One Hundred Aspects of the Moon (Hotei, 2001) and Yoshitoshi's 36 Ghosts (Weatherhill, 1983). His most recent book, Japanese Kite Prints (Drachen Foundation), was published in 2004.