Moon at Izura


Moon at Izura

Paintings / Showa onward

By Yokoyama Taikan (1868-1958)

Dated 1935 (Showa 10)

Ink on paper



This work renders a scenic cove facing the Pacific Ocean at Izura, Ibaraki prefecture. Okakura Tenshin (1862-1913), the father of modern Japanese art, based the activities of the Japan Art Institute in this area together with Taikan (the painter of this work) and his fellow artists. Tenshin often meditated at the hexagonal pavilion on the cliff. Completed after Tenshin’s death, this painting suggests Taikan’s longing for his mentor.

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