bound book with blue cover; text interspersed with images including: a couple close to one another inside; a man walking past woman with fan open on verandah; man and woman sitting on verandah, woman handing man an object

Red and White Tale of Genji, vol. 4: Festival of the Cherry Blossoms, 1709

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By the early 1700s, when this printed version of The Tale of Genji was published, very few people could understand the complex written language in which the original tale had been written 700 years earlier. For this illustrated and modernized version of the tale, Okumura Masanobu wrote in a manner that reflected Japanese as it was spoken in the early 1700s. The text was rendered freely, placing emphasis on conveying the meaning rather than offering a verbatim presentation of the original tale.

Details
Title
Red and White Tale of Genji, vol. 4: Festival of the Cherry Blossoms
Artist Life
1686 - 1764
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2015.79.44.4
Catalogue Raisonne
Murase, Art through a Lifetime, no. 84
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bound book with blue cover; text interspersed with images including: a couple close to one another inside; a man walking past woman with fan open on verandah; man and woman sitting on verandah, woman handing man an object