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Title
Tamamo no mae standing by the Death Stone on Nasu Moor
Alternative Title
Shingata sanjurokkaisen: Nasu nohara sesshoseki no zu
Creator
Yoshitoshi, Tsukioka
Date Created and/or Issued
1891
Publication Information
Sasaki Toyokichi
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Chikanobu and Yoshitoshi Woodblock Prints
Rights Information
The contents of this item, including all images and text, are for personal, educational, and non-commercial use only. The contents of this item may not be reproduced in any form without the express permission of Scripps College. Any form of image reproduction, transmission, display, or storage in any retrieval system is prohibited without the written consent of Scripps College and other copyright holders. Scripps College retains all rights, including copyright, in data, images, documentation, text and other information contained in these files. For permissions, please contact: Scripps College, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery Attn: Rights and Reproductions, 1030 Columbia Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711
Description
Tamamo no mae was the beautiful and learned concubine of the Emperor Toba. One evening during a banquet, the wind rose and the lights went out, and the emperor became ill. The court magician declared this the sorcerous work of the concubine, who fled to Nasu moor in her true, demonic shape, that of a white fox. There she hid herself in the "death stone," which was fatal to touch, until exorcised many years later by the Buddhist priest Genno. Yoshitoshi depicts Tamano no mae on Nasu moor before her possession of the stone. She stands wrapped in heavy green and red robes in a field of tall windblown grasses before the stone. Overhead, two flying cranes frame a full moon.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/cyw/id/345
Language
Japanese
Subject
Folk tales
Women
Kimonos
Grasses (plants)
Birds (animals)
Ukiyo-e
Print
Time Period
Meiji (Japan, 1869-1912)
Source
Wood-block Print; Ink on Paper; 14 in. x 9 5/16 in. (355.6 mm x 236.54 mm)
Relation
Chikanobu and Yoshitoshi Woodblock Prints - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/col/cyw

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