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The night is still and a hundred flowers are fragrant in the western palace ...

Artist: 
TSUKIOKA Yoshitoshi
Culture: 
Japanese
Date made: 
Meiji period, 1887
Media: 
Ukiyo-e woodblock print in vertical oban format; ink, color and embossing on paper
L2013:84.7

 

Full Title :

The night is still and a hundred flowers are fragrant in the western palace 
She orders the screen to be rolled up, regretting the passing of spring
With the yunhe across her lap she gazes at the moon
The colors of the trees are hazy in the indistinct moonlight

- Wang Changling
from the series
One Hundred Aspects of the Moon (Tsuki hyakushi)