Yoshitoshi: The Heian Poet Yasumasa Playing the Flute by Moonlight, Subduing the Bandit Yasusuke with His Music, 1883
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi came of age as an artist as Japan opened to the West after two hundred years of isolation. Navigating both cultural traditions and the upheavals of the modern world, he tackled a wide range of themes: the heroism of samurai warriors, poetic images of figures in nature, female beauty, historic accounts, ghost stories and the horrors of the battlefield. His vivid, dynamic imagery served as an inspiration for modern day manga and anime.
This print exactly reproduces the size of the oban format of the original artwork. Oban was, by tradition, the most favored format for Japanese woodblock printmakers.
- Museum exclusive
- 18" x 20" unframed
- Printed with archival quality inks on a high-resolution, large format 12-color printer
- 230gsm coated fine art paper that is acid-free and lignin-free
- Made in the USA