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Masao Ebina, Japanese, (active 1913–1980)
Tale of Genji: Ch. 23, Hatsune, 1953
Ink on Paper
9 3/8 in. x 13 in. (23.88 cm x 33.02 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: 2009.1.5


Alternate Title: Genji Monogatari

Object Description
Hatsune, "New Year's Churping of Japanese Nightengale".

As Murasaki looks on, Genji listens to his daughter, the Akashi Princess, read new year's greetings from the Akashi Lady. The letter had been sent attached to a pine bough decorated with baskets of candy.

The chapter summary is printed in English and Japanese in a tissue overlay. The print is still in the original folder.

See 2001.2.8.

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