Tale of Genji: Ch. 14, Miotsukushi,
Ink and colors on paper
8 7/8 x 12 3/8 in. (22.6 x 31.5 cm)
Purchase by the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
"Miotsukushi": Prince Genji visits the Sumiyoshi shrine because he believed that the protection of the god, Sumiyoshi Myojin, enabled him to come back to Kyoto.
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.
The work bears the artist's seal, "Masao."
Ink and gold- and silver-colored metallic pigments on paper
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