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Utagawa Kunisada II, Japanese, (1823–1880)
Murasaki Shikibu's Genji Playing Cards: Ch. 34 Wakananojo, 1857
Ink on paper
13 7/8 x 9 1/2 in. (35.3 x 24.1 cm)

Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Edo (Japan, 1615-1868)
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2015.1.80

Alternate Title: Murasaka Shikibu Genji Karuta: Ch. 34 Wakananojo

Signature: Kochoro Kunisada

ink and colors on paper

Object Description
Color woodblock print illustrating a scene from Ch. 34 of The Tale of Genji, "Wakana no jo" (Translated as "New Herbs, Part One" by Seidensticker, and "Spring Shoots I" by Tyler).

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