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The Pilgrimage to Sumiyoshi (Miotsukushi) Chapter 14

Kunisada I (Toyokuni III), 1853, Wood cut
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The Pilgrimage to Sumiyoshi (Miotsukushi) Chapter 14
The Pilgrimage to Sumiyoshi (Miotsukushi) Chapter 14
The Pilgrimage to Sumiyoshi (Miotsukushi) Chapter 14
The Pilgrimage to Sumiyoshi (Miotsukushi) Chapter 14
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The Pilgimage to Sumiyoshi (Miotsukushi) Chapter 14 from the series "A Modern Collection of Genji in Colour Prints" ("Ima Genji nishiki-e awase")
Two women are shown standing on the shore, next to a boat. They wear brightly coloured kimono with floral designs. The woman in blue wears a kimono with long draping sleeves (furisode), a style of dress which indicates that she is unmarried. They share an elaborate parasol decorated with a long tailed turtle and a crane, two auspicious symbols. From the umbrella's struts hangs a red pillow.

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).
Kunisada I (Toyokuni III)
27.9 x 19.8 cm
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