.:. Ariko - Sink Beneath the Waves from the series One Hundred Aspects of the Moon by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, 1886
TSUKIOKA Yoshitoshi (1839~1892), Japan 月岡芳年
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon - # 98 "The Moon's Four Strings" -- Yoshitoshi's '100 Aspects of the Moon' Blind musician Semimaru, a 10th-century imperial court poet, chooses a life of solitude alone on Mount Ausaka near Kyoto. "The first string and the second sound wildly - the autumn wind brushes the pines and falls with broken notes - the third string and the fourth - the fourth string is myself, Semimaru - and four are the strings of the biwa I play."
Yoshitoshi, Lunacy - unrolling letters (Tsuki no monogurui - fumihiroge), from 100 Aspects of the Moon, late 1800s Ochiyo was a young maidservant in the household of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. One day she received news that her lover had died, and went mad with grief. She wandered Kyoto, rolling and unrolling his letters. Here she stands barefooted on Gojo Bridge, staring vacantly past the letters that are spiraling towards the moon. (via)
The Ghost of Yugao by Yoshitoshi. The Yugao chapter from “The Tale of Genji” from 100 Aspects of the Moon, late 1800s
yoshitoshi one hundred aspects of the moon
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon - # 97 "The Moon and the Abandoned old Woman" -- Yoshitoshi's '100 Aspects of the Moon' A young man carries an elderly woman past the moonlit pine tree (symbol of longevity) up the mountainside to abandon her to starvation and the elements
月岡芳年 Yoshitoshi Tsukioka『松竹梅湯嶋掛額』（1885）
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon - # 90 "Kazan Temple Moon" -- Yoshitoshi's '100 Aspects of the Moon' The teenage Emperor Kazan, tricked by the Fujiwara clan, abdicates his throne and takes vows to become a priest. Here he leaves the imperial palace before dawn to go to the temple.