Tsukioka Yoshitoshi was the most influential and prolific woodblock print artist of Meiji Japan. This book presents his masterpiece: the wildly popular One Hundred Aspects of the Moon. The series was begun in 1885 and completed just before the artist's death in 1892. New designs were eagerly awaited, with editions selling out before dawn on the day of publication. The introduction of this book comprehensively treats the artist's life and work. Each of the one hundred images in the series is shown here in full color. The Tokaido gojusan tsui, created in 1845, is one of the most well-known and fascinating examples of woodblock prints inspired by the road.
Utagawa Hiroshige was the leading Japanese print designer of the nineteenth century and was considered the last great master of the ukiyo-e artistic tradition.