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Kaoru Saito, Japanese, b. 1931
Title Sheet, The Tale of Genji, Vol. 1, 1982
Ink and colors on paper
8 7/8 x 8 1/2 in. (22.61 x 21.59 cm)

Object Type: Book
Technique: Mezzotint
Period: Showa (Japan, 1926-1989)
Credit Line: Gift of Professor Bruce A. Coats
Accession Number: 2014.6.1

Alternate Title: Genji Monogatari

"The Tale of Genji" was written by Lady Murasaki-shikibu in the Heian Period. The novel chronicled the life of Prince Genji and the people around him in the court. Countless stories, films, poems and paintings have been inspired by this classic masterpiece of Japanese literature.

The series was commissioned to Kaoru Saito as six original works for nine years as an edition of 85. The total series will be completed in the tenth year.

This work is a complete set with decorative folder, outer case and an introduction of the series by the original publisher Seibu Hyakkaten.

"Kaoru S." in pencil on the lower margin.

ink and colors on thick, laid paper

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