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Murasaki Shikibu's Genji Playing Cards: Ch. 36, Kashiwagi

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Utagawa Kunisada II, Japanese, (1823–1880)
Murasaki Shikibu's Genji Playing Cards: Ch. 36, Kashiwagi, c. 1860
Ink on Paper
12 15/16 in. x 9 1/8 in. (32.86 cm x 23.18 cm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2001.2.76


Alternate Title: Murasaki Shikibu Genji Karuta: Ch. 36, Kashiwagi

Marks
There is a genji seal (with loose text within it) and an oval with text in the upper left. Two oval seals, two red text banners, and one leaf-shaped stamp are in the lower left. There is text printed on the backing paper.

Medium
Colored ink woodblock print on off-white paper. Oban tate-e.

Object Description
Edo period color woodblock print depicting Prince Genji leaving Kashiwagi's house, while her pet cat on a lead delivers a poem in its mouth.

Publisher
Tsutaya Kichizo.

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