Moonlight Views of the Eastern Capital

(Tôto tsuki no meisho, 東都月の名所)

Publisher: Kawachi-ya Chôzô

c. 1840

 

Tokyo (then called Edo) was the Eastern Capital, where the shogun lived.  The emperor lived in Kyoto, the Western Capital.  This series shows beautiful women with scenes of Edo.  The series is listed as number 87 in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961).  The prints are each about 14 by 10 inches (36 by 25 centimeters), a size known as ôban.

Kuniyoshi - Moonlight Views of the Eastern Capitol (Tôto tsuki no meisho, R87), cc

 

Title: Moon at Ryôgoku Bridge (Ryôgoku no tsuki, 両国の月)

Description: Beauty with cat

 

Kuniyoshi - Noted Spots for Moon-viewing in the Eastern Capital (Tôto tsuki no meisho), Moon at Ryôgoku Bridge (Ryôgoku no tsuki),

 

Another state of the above print

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Yet another state

Kuniyoshi - Moonlight views of the Eastern Capitol, courtesan on parade in her Spring finery with view of the Sumidagawa behind her

 

Title:

Description: Courtesan on parade in her spring finery with a view of the Sumida River behind her

 

 

Kuniyoshi - Moonlight views of the Eastern Capitol, courtesan on parade in her Spring finery with view of the Sumidagawa behind her

 

Another state of the above design

Kuniyoshi - Moonlight views of the Eastern Capitol, Morning moon at Nihonbashi, K662-013

 

Title: Morning moon at Nihonbashi (日本橋の残月)

Description: Beauty with bridge and Mt. Fuji

 

Kuniyoshi - Moonlight Views of the Eastern Capitol, The Almost-full Moon at Masaki (Masaki no nochi no tsuki), from the series Famous Places for Moon-viewing in the Eastern Capital (Tôto tsuki no meisho)

 

Title: The Almost-full Moon at Masaki (Masaki no nochi no tsuki, 真崎の後の月)

Description:

 

Kuniyoshi - Moonlight Views of the Eastern Capitol KUNISADA The Almost-full Moon at Masaki (Masaki no nochi no tsuki), from the series Famous Places for Moon-viewing in the Eastern Capital (Tôto tsuki no meisho)

 

This print is similar to the above design, but it is signed by Kunisada and was published by Tsuta-ya Kichizô.

 

Title: Crescent Moon at Shinagawa

Description: Beauty with a walking stick and an umbrella over her shoulder

 

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