Decadent Eccentric and Poetic Moon-Viewer

Pages 51–84
Keywords Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, ukiyo-e, Japanese woodblock printing, One Hundred Aspects of the Moon
Type of Article Peer-reviewed
Citation GAUDEKOVÁ, Helena a KRAEMEROVÁ, Alice. Decadent Eccentric and Poetic Moon-Viewer. Annals of the Náprstek Museum. Prague: National Museum, 2012, 33(1), 51–84. ISSN 0231-844X (print), 2533-5685 (online). Also available from:
Annals of the Náprstek Museum | 2012/33/1

This article deals with the personality and art of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839–1892), one of the last ukiyo-e masters in Japan. Educated before Japan opened to the world, Yoshitoshi absorbed the best of his country’s traditions. Developing his career in the decades of rapid change in Japanese culture and society, Yoshitoshi also mastered new trends and brought stunning originality into the field of woodblock printing. The Náprstek Museum is proud to have a large collection of Yoshitoshi’s work, including his phenomenal album “One Hundred Aspects of the Moon”. This article offers a deeper analysis of some of the most intriguing pieces from the NpM collection.

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