Tale of Genji: Ch. 8, Hana no En, 1955
Ink and colors on paper
8 7/8 x 12 3/8 in. (22.6 x 31.5 cm)
"Hana no En" (Flower Party): Prince Genji is meeting a Lady of Chamber, Oborotsukiyo, in the evening of the cherry blossom viewing banquet at the Hall of Shishiden.
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.
The work bears the artist's seal, "Masao."
Ink and gold- and silver-colored metallic pigments on paper
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