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Under the Cherry Blossoms (Hana no En), Calligraphic Excerpt from Chapter 8 of the "Tale of Genji" (Genji monogatari)

Chapter 8: A is painting on left, B is calligraphy on right

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Japanese (1472 - 1544)
Under the Cherry Blossoms (Hana no En), Calligraphic Excerpt from Chapter 8 of the "Tale of Genji" (Genji monogatari), Muromachi period, datable to 1509-1510
Transliterated Title: Genji monogatari: Hana no En
Calligraphy
, Album Leaf
Japanese
,
16th century
Muromachi period, 1392-1568
Creation Place: Kyôto, Kyôto Metropolitan Area, Japan
The eighth of a series of 54 kotobagaki (calligraphic album leaves) mounted in an album with illustrations; ink and color on paper
H. 24.3 cm x W. 18.5 cm (9 9/16 x 7 5/16 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of the Hofer Collection of the Arts of Asia
, 1985.352.8.B
Bibliography
Kaori Chino, ""Tokushû: Genji monogatari gajô - Hâvâdo Daigaku Bijutsukan zô" [Special Issue: The Tale of Genji Album in the Collection of Harvard University Art Museums]", (Tokyo, Japan, 1997), p. 54

Takeshi Noguchi, Genji monogatari sennen kinen [The Millenium of The Tale of Genji], exh. cat., The Museum of Kyoto (Kyoto, Japan, April 2008), p. 160, Cat. No. 70

Melissa McCormick, Tosa Mitsunobu and the Small Scroll in Medieval Japan, University of Washington Press (Seattle, WA, 2009), p. 127-129, fig. 62 (right)

Exhibition History
The Millennium of the Tale of Genji, The Museum of Kyoto, Kyoto, 04/26/2008 - 06/08/2008
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