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Tale of Genji: Ch. 8, Hana no En

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Masao Ebina, Japanese, (active 1913–1980)
Tale of Genji: Ch. 8, Hana no En, 1955
Ink and colors on paper
8 7/8 x 12 3/8 in. (22.6 x 31.5 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: 2015.1.15


Commentary
"Hana no En" (Flower Party): Prince Genji is meeting a Lady of Chamber, Oborotsukiyo, in the evening of the cherry blossom viewing banquet at the Hall of Shishiden.

The "Tale of Genji" is a literary masterpiece, which tells of the intrigue and human drama in the ancient Heian court. This work inspired countless literary works and artworks in subsequent generations.

From: Artelino.com

Marks
The work bears the artist's seal, "Masao."

Medium
Ink and gold- and silver-colored metallic pigments on paper

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