Tale of Genji: Ch. 1, Kiritsubo, c. 1955
Ink and colors on paper
8 1/4 x 12 1/8 in. (21 x 31 cm)
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.
The work bears the artist's seal, "Masao."
Ink and silver-colored metallic pigments on paper
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