The Minister Toru Daijin Standing by a Lake Beneath a Crescent Moon, from the series A True Mirror of Chinese and Japanese Poetry

The Minister Toru Daijin Standing by a Lake Beneath a Crescent Moon, from the series A True Mirror of Chinese and Japanese Poetry

1834-35

Katsushika Hokusai 葛飾 北斎

(Japanese, 1760-1849)

Color woodblock print

Overall: 52 x 23 cm (20 1/2 x 9 1/16 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wade 1916.1142

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A high-ranking minister, Toru (822–895) was the son of an emperor. In this scene, he enjoys the company of two other men in his landscape garden overlooking the water. Here Hokusai may have illustrated a poem by Toru that mentions boats floating on the water in bright moonlight, shaded by the pines.

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Collection: 
Japanese Art
Department: 
Japanese Art
Type of artwork: 
Print

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