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Utagawa Kunisada II, Japanese, (1823–1880)
Murasaki Shikibu's Genji Playing Cards: Ch. 20, Asagao, c. 1860
Ink on Paper
13 in. x 9 1/4 in. (33.02 cm x 23.5 cm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Purchase by the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2001.2.101


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 a young man examining a sword in front of his father's altar, beside him his mother is in mourning, holding prayer beads.

Publisher
Tsutaya Kichizo.

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