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Chikanobu - Snow, Moon, Flowers: No. 37
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Chikanobu - Snow, Moon, Flowers: No. 37

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Chikanobu (1838-1912)

Series: Snow, Moon, Flowers

Scene: No. 37  Kii, Moon over the Hida River, Princess Tsuki (Setsugekka: Kishū, Hidagawa no tusk, Tsuki-hime)

- Kiyo-hime falls in love with a celibate monk living at the Buddhist temple of Dōjō-ji on the Kai peninsula. She turned herself into a serpent to to cross the Hida River to attend the dedication ceremony of a temple bell. She found the monk, chased after him, and he hid under the bell. She turned back into a serpent, wrapped her self around the bell, turning the bell red hot and killing the monk.

- The print shows Kiyo-hime returning to human form after she crossed the river.

Publisher: Kobayashi Tetsujirō

Date: March 1885

Size: 13 1/2  x 9 3/8"

Japanese woodblock print

Fine color and impression, album backing, stains

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