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Masao Ebina, Japanese, (active 1913–1980)
Tale of Genji: Ch. 1, Kiritsubo, c. 1955
Ink and colors on paper
8 1/4 x 12 1/8 in. (21 x 31 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: 2018.1.73

Alternate Title: Genji monogatari: Ch. 1, Kiritsubo

Genji Monogatari (The Tale of Genji), Vol. I, "Kiritsubo": She was Prince Genji's mother who passed away when Genji was three years old. Later, Genji, though married to Aoi-no-ue, fell in love with a beautiful court lady, Fujitsubo, who was the doppelganger to Kiritsubo.

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

Ink and silver-colored metallic pigments on paper

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