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The Pink (Tokonatsu), Illustration to Chapter 26 of the "Tale of Genji" (Genji monogatari)

Chapter 26: A is painting on left, B is calligraphy on right

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Japanese (c. 1434 - c. 1525)
The Pink (Tokonatsu), Illustration to Chapter 26 of the "Tale of Genji" (Genji monogatari), Muromachi period, datable to 1509-1510
Transliterated Title: Genji monogatari: Tokonatsu
Painting
, Album Leaf
Japanese
,
16th century
Muromachi period, 1392-1568
Creation Place: Kyôto, Kyôto Metropolitan Area, Japan
The twenty-sixth of a series of 54 painted album leaves mounted in an album with calligraphic excerpts; ink, color, and gold on paper
H. 24.3 cm x W. 18.0 cm (9 9/16 x 7 1/16 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of the Hofer Collection of the Arts of Asia
, 1985.352.26.A
Description
Genji sits with four other men (Yûgiri and three of his friends) on a verandah cooling off and eating roast trout and goby.
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. 31

Le Dit du Genji de Murasaki-shikibu [The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu]: Illustré par la peinture traditionnelle japonaise du XII au XVII siècle [Illustrated by traditional Japanese painting of the 12th through 17th century], Editions Diane de Selliers (Paris, France, 2007 & 2008), Vol. 2 / p. 156 with detail on p. 160

Taguchi Eiichi, Sugu wakaru Genji monogatari no kaiga, (Tokyo, 2009), p. 73

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