Heart-to-Heart (Aoi), Calligraphic Excerpt from Chapter 9 of the "Tale of Genji" (Genji monogatari)

Chapter 9: A is painting on left, B is calligraphy on right

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Japanese (1455 - 1537)
Heart-to-Heart (Aoi), Calligraphic Excerpt from Chapter 9 of the "Tale of Genji" (Genji monogatari), Muromachi period, datable to 1509-1510
Transliterated Title: Genji monogatari: Aoi
, Album Leaf
16th century
Muromachi period, 1392-1568
Creation Place: Kyôto, Kyôto Metropolitan Area, Japan
The ninth of a series of 54 kotobagaki (calligraphic album leaves) mounted in an album with illustrations; ink and color on paper
H. 24.2 cm x W. 18.4 cm (9 1/2 x 7 1/4 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of the Hofer Collection of the Arts of Asia
, 1985.352.9.B
Transliteration: Kage wo nomi / mitarashigawa no / tsurenaki ni / mi no uki hodo zo / itodo shiraruru.
Translation: One fugitive glimpse as of a face reflected in a hallowed stream tells me with new cruelty that I matter not at all!
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

Exhibition History
Kazari: Decoration and Display in Japan, 15th-19th Centuries, Japan Society Gallery, New York, 10/17/2002 - 12/31/2002
The Millennium of the Tale of Genji, The Museum of Kyoto, Kyoto, 04/26/2008 - 06/08/2008
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