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Landscapes in Moonlight

Soga Shohaku

  • 「Landscapes in Moonlight 」 Soga Shohaku
  • 「Landscapes in Moonlight 」 Soga Shohaku
  • 「Landscapes in Moonlight 」 Soga Shohaku
  • 「Landscapes in Moonlight 」 Soga Shohaku
  • 「Landscapes in Moonlight 」 Soga Shohaku
  • 「Landscapes in Moonlight 」 Soga Shohaku
  • 「Landscapes in Moonlight 」 Soga Shohaku
  • 「Landscapes in Moonlight 」 Soga Shohaku
  • 「Landscapes in Moonlight 」 Soga Shohaku
  • 「Landscapes in Moonlight 」 Soga Shohaku
  • 「Landscapes in Moonlight 」 Soga Shohaku
  • 「Landscapes in Moonlight 」 Soga Shohaku

These images are based on the high resolution facsimile produced by the Tsuzuri Project. Unauthorized copying, duplication, or transfer of these images is strictly prohibited.

DATA
Artist:
Soga Shohaku
Historical era:
Edo (18th century)
Material:
Printed on washi
Medium:
Pair of six-fold screens
Theme:
High Resolution Facsimile of Historical Cultural Assets
Size:
Each screen 151.4 x 366.0 cm (L x W)
Recipient:
Oumi Jingu ShrineMAP
[Original]
Current owner:
Oumi Jingu Shrine
Material:
Ink and color on paper
DESCRIPTION

Landscapes in Moonlight is considered a creation from Shohaku's later years. Shohaku was considered heretic, but this work, which is now designated as an Important Cultural Property, represents a daunting task given its massive size that could only be painted by Shohaku, in neither too much nor too little detail. The horizontal gold streaks used to express haze are thought to be influenced by Iwasa Matabei and lends color to the otherwise Chinese style of scenery painting. And, the unswerving depiction of people and animals that dot the painting provides amusement for the viewer.

Exhibit information

Exhibit information

Exhibit dates:
Currently on display (one side only)
Place:
Oumi Jingu Shrine (Otsu City, Shiga prefecture)
URL:
http://oumijingu.org/publics/index/#googtrans(ja|en)
Address:
520-0015
1-1, Jingu Town, Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture

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