Chikanobu - Snow, Moon, Flowers: No. 37
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