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Hiromitsu Nakazawa, Japan, (1874–1964)
At Night, 1912
Ink, colors, and silver metallic pigment on paper
5 7/8 x 3 11/16 in. (14.99 x 9.37 cm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Meiji (Japan, 1869-1912)
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2012.1.36


Alternate Title: Shin Yaku Genji Monogatari - At Night

Commentary
Book illustration (Sashi-e) for "Shin Yaku Genji Monogatari" ("The New Interpretation of the Tale of Genji"), which 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 influenced by this classic maserpiece of Japanese literature.

Bun'en-do was active from the late Meiji era until right after WWII. It was famous for producing high quality art and literature books. The printer was Nakamura Masao.

Medium
Ink, colors, and silver metallic pigment on paper

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