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Hiromitsu Nakazawa, Japan, (1874–1964)
Tale of Genji: Ch. 25, Hotaru, 1912
Ink on Paper
5 7/8 in. x 3 1/2 in. (14.99 cm x 8.89 cm)

Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2008.1.47

Alternate Title: Genji Monogatari: Ch. 25, Hotaru

Signature Hiroshi.

Object Description
Book Illustration (sashi-e) for "Genji Monogatari (Tale of Genji) which was written by Lady Murasak-shikibu in the Heian Period. The novel chronicled the life of prince Genji and the people around him in the court.

Bun'en-do. Printer: Nakamura Masao.
Bun'en-do was active from the late Meiji era until right after WWII. It was famous for the high quality art an literature books. Unfortunately, they lost many of their inventories and key-blocks during the Kanto earthquake in 1923.

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