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Suma (chapter 12) from the album Illustrations for Genji monogatari in Fifty-Four Wood-Cut Prints

Ebina Masao (1913-1980)
 

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Suma (chapter 12) from the album

Illustrations for Genji monogatari

in Fifty-Four Wood-Cut Prints

by Ebina Masao, c. 1953

Ebina Masao (1913-1980)

IHL Cat. #2469

About This Print

In this scene from chapter 12, SumaPrince Genji, now 26 years old, has exiled himself to Suma after an ill-advised tryst with Lady Ohborotsukiyo. 

Source:  Genji gojūshijō 源氏五十四帖, published by Shin Kōbe Shinbunsha, 1974.
Soon the moon rose bright. He recollected wistfully, imagining this or that friend might be looking at this same moon, he at last fancied to see them vividly before his eyes and finally this feeling growing unbearable to him, he burst into tears.

The hermit-like life at Suma continued till March of the next year.


About The Album


Print Details

 IHL Catalog #2469
 Title or Description
Suma 須磨
variously translated as Exile at Suma, Exile to Suma
 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 - paper wrinkling
 Genre genji-e
 Miscellaneous
 Format ōban
 H x W Paper 8 13/16 x 12 7/16 in. (22.4 x 31.6 cm)
 H x W Image 8 3/8 x 12 1/16 in. (21.3 x 30.6 cm)
 Collections This Print Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College 2010.1.26; 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:
5/7/2021 created
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