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Tsukioka Kogyo, Japanese, (1869–1927)
One Hundred Noh Plays: Aoi no ue, Ink on Paper
15 in. x 10 1/8 in. (38.1 cm x 25.72 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: 2007.1.11


Commentary
Lady Aoi, the wife of Genji, has fallen ill with an incurable sickness. She has been cursed by the jealous spirit of Lady Rokujo, Genji’s past lover. In this print, the evil spirit of Lady Rokujo wears a female demon’s mask and holds a mallet, while hovering vengefully over Lady Aoi’s body (represented onstage by the folded kimono).
Prof. Bruce Coats

Object Description
Lady Aoi, the wife of Genji, has fallen ill with an incurable sickness. She has been cursed by the jealous spirit of Lady Rokujo, Genji’s past lover. In this print, the evil spirit of Lady Rokujo wears a female demon’s mask and holds a mallet, while hovering vengefully over Lady Aoi’s body (represented onstage by the folded kimono).

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