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Sakaki (chapter 10) from the album Illustrations for Genji monogatari in Fifty-Four Wood-Cut Prints

Ebina Masao (1913-1980)
 

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Sakaki (chapter 10) from the album

Illustrations for Genji monogatari

in Fifty-Four Wood-Cut Prints

by Ebina Masao, c. 1953

Ebina Masao (1913-1980)


IHL Cat. #2447

About This Print

In this scene from chapter 10, SakakiPrince Genji is visiting Lady Rokuj and her fourteen year old daughter who is to become a nun at the Ise Grand Shrine.

Source: The Tale of Genji, Lady Murasaki, Dead Authors Society, 2018
Their feelings for each other, Genji's and the lady's, had run the who whole range of sorrows and irritations, and no words could suffice for all they wanted to say to each other. The dawn sky was as if made for the occasion. Not wanting to go quite yet, Genji took her hand, very gently.


About The Album


Print Details

 IHL Catalog #2447
 Title
Sakaki 榊
variously translated as The Sacred Tree, The Green Branch, A Branch of Sacred Evergreens
 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)]
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent
 Genre genji-e
 Miscellaneous
 Format ōban
 H x W Paper 8 3/4 x 12 5/16 in. (22.2 x 31.3 cm)
 H x W Image 8 1/4 x 11 7/8 in. (21 x 30.2 cm)
 Collections This Print Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College 2009.1.2; 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 
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3/24/2021 created
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