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The Pink (Tokonatsu) Chapter 26

Kunisada I (Toyokuni III), 1853, Wood cut
The Pink (Tokonatsu) Chapter 26
The Pink (Tokonatsu) Chapter 26
The Pink (Tokonatsu) Chapter 26
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The Pink (Tokonatsu) Chapter 26 from the series "A Modern Collection of Genji in Colour Prints" ("Ima Genji nishiki-e awase")
In this print Mitsuuji (Genji) is depicted holding up an umbrella to shelter a young woman from the rain. The white linear pattern of the rain is set against a dark to pale grey graduated background. Mitsuuji is wearing a purple kimono decorated with his crest of crossed cloves. The kimono's pattern is a combination of swirling golden foliage and blue flowers.
The woman crouches down besides a clump of red and yellow carnations. She wears elaborate golden hairpins (kogai) and a red kimono patterned with large floral roundels. Both characters wear platform wooden clogs (geta).

This image derives from the serial novel or 'gokan', 'A Fake Murasaki and a Rustic Genji' (Nise Murasaki Inaka Genji) written by Ryutei Tanehiko and illustrated by Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III), that was published between 1829-1842. This story reworks elements from the 'Tale of Genji' and transposes the action from the Heian period (794-1185) to the time of the Muromachi era's Onin Wars (1467-1477).

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Kunisada I (Toyokuni III)
27.9 x 19.8 cm
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