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Tale of Genji, 54 Chapters: Ch. 27, Kagaribi

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Utagawa Kunisada II, Japanese, (1823–1880)
Tale of Genji, 54 Chapters: Ch. 27, Kagaribi, 1864-1865
Ink on paper
13 3/8 in. x 9 3/8 in. (34.04 cm x 23.88 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: 2011.1.12


Alternate Title: Genji Goju-yon Cho: Ch. 27, Kagaribi

Marks
Signed: "Kochoro Kunisada" with red Toshidama seal.

Object Description
Vertical color woodblock print from the series "Tale of Genji, 54 Chapters" (Genji Goju-yon cho), depicting Ch. 27 Cressets (Kagaribi), where Prince Genji stays with Tamakazura, and noticing the moonless night, orders the braziers lit. The large folding-fan shaped inset depicts a burning brazier with the chapter title. Wave patterns are embossed over the entire white background, and the print is bordered in green with Genji-ko incense marks.

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