Heart-To-Heart (Aoi), Calligraphic Excerpt From Chapter 9 Of The Tale Of Genji (Genji Monogatari)
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1985.352.9.B
People
Sanjônishi Sanetaka, Japanese (1455 - 1537)
Title
Heart-to-Heart (Aoi), Calligraphic Excerpt from Chapter 9 of the Tale of Genji (Genji monogatari)
Other Titles
Transliterated Title: Genji monogatari: Aoi
Classification
Calligraphy
Work Type
album leaf, calligraphy
Date
Muromachi period, datable to 1509-1510
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, Japan, Kyôto Metropolitan Area, Kyôto
Period
Muromachi period, 1392-1568
Culture
Japanese
Physical Descriptions
Medium
The ninth of a series of 54 kotobagaki (calligraphic album leaves) mounted in an album with illustrations; ink and color on paper
Dimensions
H. 24.2 cm x W. 18.4 cm (9 1/2 x 7 1/4 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of the Hofer Collection of the Arts of Asia
Accession Year
1985
Object Number
1985.352.9.B
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Descriptions
Description
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!
Publication History

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, 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

Related Works

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