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Autumn Gale (chapter 28) from the album Illustrations for Genji monogatari in Fifty-Four Wood-Cut Prints

Ebina Masao (1913-1980)
 

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Autumn Gale (chapter 28)

from the album

Illustrations for Genji monogatari

in Fifty-Four Wood-Cut Prints

by Ebina Masao, c. 1953

Ebina Masao (1913-1980)


IHL Cat. #2519

About This Print

In this scene from chapter 28, Autumn Gale, Yūgiri, Genji's second son after Emperor Reizei (sitting on the veranda), inquires after Genji's health while visiting Lady Murasaki. Fallen branches from the autumn gale litter the veranda.

In August of Genji's 36th year, a violent gale damaged the garden of Lady Murasaki who lives in Genji's place the Rokujin. In the aftermath of the storm, Yūgiri will catch a forbidden glimpse of his stepmother, Lady Murasaki, with Genji, causing him great upset.

This collection's print maintains its original explanation overlay (shown below) and matting.

Explanation Overlay for IHL Cat. #2519
click on image to enlarge

For an excellent introduction to The Tale of Genji see Penguin's "Short Summary of the Tale" at https://www.penguin.com/static/packages/us/taleofgenji/introduction3.php


About The Album


Print Details

 IHL Catalog #2519
 Title or Description
Autumn Gale 野分 Nowaki 
variously translated as The Typhoon, An Autumn Tempest
 Series Illustrations for Genji monogatari in Fifty-Four Wood-Cut Prints
 木版画源氏五十四帖  Mokuhanga Genji gojūyonjō
 Artist
 Ebina Masao (1913-1980)
 Signature
 not signed
 Seal正夫 Masao
 Publication Date 1953 or after (originally issued 1953; multiple editions are known)
 Publisher Yamada Shoin 山田書院
 Carver carving supervised by Yoshio Kawamo [Kawatsura Yoshio 川面義雄 (1880-1963)]
 Printer 
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent
 Genre genji-e
 Miscellaneous
 Format ōban
 H x W Paper (with mat and overlay): 10 3/16 x 13 3/4 in. (25.9 x 34.9 cm)
 (print only): 9 3/16 x 12 11/16 in. (23.5 x 32.5 cm)
 H x W Image 8 3/16 x 11 7/8 (20.8 x 30.2 cm)
 Collections This Print Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College 2009.1.8; University of Kansas Libraries KU Bib ID: 4123242 (entire portfolio; images not shown); National Diet Library Call Number 913.36-E17g-K (entire portfolio dated 1958; images not shown)
 Reference Literature 
latest revision:
6/22/2021 created
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