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Masao Ebina, Japanese, (active 1913–1980)
Tale of Genji: Ch. 1, Kiritsubo, 1955
Ink on paper
9 5/16 x 12 13/16 in. (23.6 x 32.5 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: 2015.1.12


Commentary
Genji Monogatari (The Tale of Genji), Vol. I, "Kiritsubo": She was Prince Genji's mother who passed away when Genji was three years old. Later, Genji, though married to Aoi-no-ue, fell in love with a beautiful court lady, Fujitsubo, who was the doppelganger to Kiritsubo.

Marks
The work bears the artist's seal, "Masao."

Medium
Ink and silver-colored metallic pigments on paper

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