- Museum number
Object: Misaka zangetsu 御坂残月 (Lingering Moon, Misaka)
Series: Sanjuroku Fuji 三十六富士 (Thirty-six Fujis)
Colour woodblock print. Silhouette of Mt Fuji in night sky; tiny sliver of lemon moon in sky. 73/100. Signed and inscribed.
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Height: 45 centimetres
Width: 56.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Clark 2001
A tiny sliver of lemon moon hangs in the sky, lingering until the first lightening of the horizon before dawn. Misaka is directly north of Mt Fuji, in the vicinity of Lake Kawaguchi (cat. 62). In this symphony of greys, a band of mist swaddles the base of the mountain and some slight sense of scale is introduced by the irregular line (?road, Priver) that snakes across the black shadow at the front. We recall the similarly poetic evocation of the moon over a mountain at night, the painted handscroll 'Summit of Mt Gabi' [Emei] by Yosa Buson (1716-83), inspired by a famous poem of Li Bo (701-62).
Hagiwara Hideo. '"Sanju-roku Fuji" o horu'. Tokyo, 1986, no. 13.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2001, 11 May-29 Jul, BM Japanese Galleries, '100 Views of Mount Fuji'
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