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Tale of Genji: Ch. 52, Kagero

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Masao Ebina, Japanese, (active 1913–1980)
Tale of Genji: Ch. 52, Kagero, 1955
Ink and colors on paper
9 5/16 x 13 in. (23.6 x 33 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: 2015.1.48


Commentary
"Genji Monogatari" ("The Tale of Genji"), Vol. LII, "The Gossamer Fly" Ukifune's whereabouts became unknown and people thought she had committed suicide over the problem with Prince Kaoru and Niou-no-Miya.

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.

This is a first edition.

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This work bears the artist's seal "Masao".

Medium
ink and colors and gold- and silver-colored metallic pigments on paper

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