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Utagawa Kunisada II, Japanese, (1823–1880)
Murasaki Shikibu's Genji Playing Cards: Ch. 18, Matsukaze, 1857
Ink on Paper
13 1/16 in. x 9 1/8 in. (33.18 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: 2001.2.78


Alternate Title: Murasaki Shikibu Genji Karuta: Ch. 18, Matsukaze

Marks
There is a Genji seal in the upper right, along with an oval bearing text. Two red banners with text are printed in the left side of the image, in the center. 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 two bijin disguised as cormorant fishermen. In the background night fishing is in progress. This is considered one of the best designs in the "Story of Genji" set.

Publisher
Tsutaya Kichizo.

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