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Masao Ebina, Japanese, (active 1913–1980)
Tale of Genji: Ch. 5, Wakamurasaki, c. 1955
Ink, colors, silver and gold on paper
8 1/4 x 11 7/8 in. (21 x 30 cm)

Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Showa (Japan, 1926-1989)
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2018.1.77

Alternate Title: Genji monogatari: Ch. 5, Wakamurasaki

"Genji Monogatari" (The Tale of Genji) Chapter 5, "Wakamurasaki". Princess Murasaki-no-ue laments the fact that her pet sparrow flew away.


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

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

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