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Hanachirusato (Village of Falling Flowers, Chapter 11)
  • Utagawa Kunisada II
    1823–1880
    active: Japan
  • Hanachirusato (Village of Falling Flowers, Chapter 11), 1857, 2nd month, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Murasaki shikibu Genji karuta (Picture Cards for Lady Murasaki Shikibu's Tale of Genji)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 375 x 255 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 3/4 x 10 1/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of H. Lee Turner
  • Not on display
  • 1968.0001.336
Description
Literature

Two figures in an interior scene. Waitress is standing and Prince Genji is sitting on the floor. The waitress is holding a bottle in her proper right hand. Genji asks her to fill his sake cup, holding a red dish in his proper right hand. The two figures are looking at each other. There is a screen in the left background with a cherry tree/blossom design. There are two robes hanging over the top of the screen. Food at BL corner.Extremely elaborate decoration in text. Margin imitates gold-flecks.