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Adachi Ginko, Japanese
The Poetry Reading, c. 1880's
Ink on Paper
13 1/4 in. x 27 3/16 in. (33.66 cm x 69.06 cm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2003.1.91


Commentary
This print is from a series of triptychs (three-panel prints) depicting upper-class Japanese women of the Meiji period engaging in feminine activities and etiquette. An exception within the series, this particular Ginko work showcases Murasaki Shikibu, author of the famous "Tale of Genji," reading for Empress Shoshi during the Heian period (794-1185). Gink?’s exceptional use of color and detail romanticizes the elegance of well-known historical Japanese figures thereby insinuating the expectations of Meiji court women and their adherence to a particularly regulated feminity. This historically themed piece roots Meiji codes of female etiquette in a prized past.

Gabrielle Garcia (student, 2016)

Medium
Colored ink woodblock triptych print.

Object Description
Meiji period color woodblock triptych depicting four Heian Court ladies relaxing at a poetry reading.

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