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Utagawa Kunisada (aka Toyokuni III), Japanese, (1786–1864)
The Tale of Genji - Aoi, 1852
Ink and colors on paper
9 13/16 x 7 1/8 in. (24.89 x 18.03 cm)

Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Edo, Late (1789-1868)
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2012.1.31

This work is a portrayal of the character, "Aoi," from chapter 9 of "The Tale of Genji," that most iconic of Japanese novels. Written in teh Heian Period by Lady Murasaki-shikibu, the work chronicled the life of Prince Genji and those in his court. Countless Japanese stories, films, poems, paintings, theater, anime, etc., have been influenced by this classic.

Censors: Kinugasa adn Murata

Artist's signature: "Toyokuni ga"

Object Description
The background is embossed. The colors are in very good condition, quite vivid.

Format: Chuban

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