Ukiyo-e Japanese Print - Princess Tsuki

  • Vintage Ukiyo-e Japanese Print
  • By Japanese artist Yoshu Chikanobu
  • Printed in London on textured natural white paper 180 gsm.
  • White border of roughly 1 cm
  • Size A3 (297 mm x 420mm / 11,7 x 16,5 inch.)



This Japanese woodblock print was made by the brilliant Yoshu Chikanobu, a great artist of the Meiji Era.

It portrays a Kabuki actress who plays princess Tsuki in "Musume Dojo-ji". Legend tells that the princess fell madly in love with a monk who lived at a temple on the Kii peninsula. To reach the temple, the princess turned into a serpent. Once she arrived, she changed herself back into human form and desperately looked for the monk who in fear had hidden under a bell. Due to this rejection, the princess turned back into a snake and squeezed that bell killing the monk. 

In the print we can see the princess standing on the shore under the moonlight just after she swam to the temple. 

This vintage Japanese print has been enhanced digitally.

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Paper Size: A3 (297 x 420mm/ 11,7 x 16,5 inch.)



The print is sold unframed, however we can frame it for you in a natural, white or black 400 mm x 500 mm wooden frame option available at an additional £30.

Important: Framed artwork will only be available for pick up only. 

The black frame comes with black background paper.

The natural frame comes with an ecru background paper.

The white frame comes with a white background paper. 

How do I purchase a framed print?

- Send us an e-mail to or DM us on Instagram with the print that you would like to purchase and the colour of the frame.

- We will send you a link for the payment and will arrange a suitable date and time for collection at our 91 Brick Lane shop.