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Masao Ebina, Japanese, (active 1913–1980)
Tale of Genji: Ch. 50, Azumaya, 1955
Ink and colors on paper
9 5/16 x 13 in. (23.6 x 33 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: 2015.1.47

"Genji Monogatari" ("The Tale of Genji"), Vol. L, "A Pavilion": Niou-Hyoubukyo-no-Miya visits Ukifune. This is a first edition.

The "Tale of Genji" is a literary masterpiece, which tells of the intrigue and human drama in the ancient Heian court. This work inspired countless literary works and artworks in subsequent generations.


This work bears the artist's seal "Masao".

ink and colors and gold- and silver-colored metallic pigments on paper

Object Description
Lady Ukifune and Lord Niou-Hyoubukyo-no-Miya. The chapter summary is printed in English and Japanese in a tissue overlay.

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