Young Murasaki (Waka Murasaki), Calligraphic Excerpt From Chapter 5 Of The
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1985.352.5.B
People
Reizei Tamehiro, Japanese ( 1450 - 1526)
Title
Young Murasaki (Waka Murasaki), Calligraphic Excerpt from Chapter 5 of the "Tale of Genji" (Genji monogatari)
Other Titles
Transliterated Title: Genji monogatari: Waka Murasaki
Classification
Calligraphy
Work Type
calligraphy, album leaf
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 fifth 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.)
Aquisition 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
1985.352.5.B
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Descriptions
Description
Transliteration: Ohi tatamu / ari ka mo shiranu / wakakusa o / wokurasu tsuyu zo / kiemu sora naki.
Translation: When no one can say where it is the little plant will grow up at last, the dewdrop soon to leave her does not see how she can go.
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

Anne Rose Kitagawa, "Behind the Scenes of Harvard's Tale of Genji album", November 2001, p. 32 / Fig. 5 (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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Verification Level

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