Tale of Genji: Ch. 25, Hotaru, c. 1950's
Ink on Paper
8 3/8 in. x 11 5/8 in. (21.27 cm x 29.53 cm)
Text overlay with print.
Colored ink and silver pigment on paper; woodblock print.
Contemporary woodblock print depicting Tamakazura holding a fan: "Genji Ko" for chapter 25. Prince Genji wanted to be the go-between for his younger brother who was in love with Lady Tamakazura. Genji released large numbers of fireflies so that his brother could see the lady. The chapter summary is printed in English and Japanese on a tissue overlay.
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