【Takahashi Kobo】 Webinar for Yoshitoshi Tsukioka’s One Hundred Aspects of the Moon
Reprinting seven works fromOne Hundred Aspects of the Moon, a masterpiece by the "last great Ukiyo-e master" Yoshitoshi Tsukioka
Takahashi Kobo, a woodblock print studio that has continued to convey the craft and culture of Edo woodblock prints, has restored and reprinted seven works fromOne Hundred Aspects of the Moon, a masterpiece work by Yoshitoshi Tsukioka. Yoshitoshi was a woodblock print artist who was active from the end of the Edo period into the Meiji era. The details of the reprint will be announced in a webinar held in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan in the UK.
* Advance registration is required for webinar participation. Please see below for details.
The background behind the reprint of Yoshitoshi Tsukioka’sOne Hundred Aspects of the Moon
In recent years, the restoration of cultural properties has been pursued for a variety of works in a variety of fields. However, in the present situation, the restoration of Edo woodblock prints has fallen behind. The Agency for Cultural Affairs has designated a Conservation Techniques for Cultural Properties Organization (in the “Restoration” category) to preserve and transmit the techniques of Edo woodblock printing.
However, in many cases, the original woodblocks used to make Edo woodblock prints have disappeared. This is a precious opportunity to restore old, extant woodblocks.
Furthermore, in a time when works by Hokusai and Hiroshige as well as other Japanese “Ukiyo-e” works have come to be widely recognized, the creations of the “last great Ukiyo-e master” Yoshitoshi Tsukioka, an artist who drew from the same tradition and aesthetic of his predecessors but refined them with precision and detail in line with the changing times, is again attracting attention.
Reviving Yoshitoshi’s Moon Restoration, Reprint & The Last Great Master of Ukiyo-e Woodblock Printing
Date and time: March 18, 2021 (Thu) 22:00-23:00 (London 13:00-14:00)
The webinar will feature an introduction to works by Alfred Haft, curator at the British Museum; a dialogue with Yukiko Takahashi, representative director of Takahashi Kobo; and an overview of the reprint process.
* The webinar will be held in English.
■Takahashi Kobo website
Yoshitoshi Tsukioka page
Moon at Musashino Plain, from the present reprint of Yoshitoshi Tsukioka’sOne Hundred Aspects of the Moon