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The Typhoon (Nowaki) Chapter 28

Kunisada I (Toyokuni III), 1853, Wood cut
The Typhoon (Nowaki) Chapter 28
The Typhoon (Nowaki) Chapter 28
The Typhoon (Nowaki) Chapter 28
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The Typhoon (Nowaki) Chapter 28 from the series "A Modern Collection of Genji in Colour Prints" ("Ima Genji nishiki-e awase")
A young woman wearing a purple kimono patterned with a geometric design rushes forward to prevent a bamboo blind from being blown away by the wind. Behind her, seated on a red matt, is an elegantly dressed woman. She is recognisable from the previous chapters by her signature blue floral headdress and her chrysanthemum patterned kimono. This woman holds up her hands in surprise, and this gesture reveals how the woman's sleeves are fashionably long and drape over her hands. Next to her is a small black lacquer desk upon which have been placed several white volumes. The top volume bears an image of a golden bird.
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
Art and Design Library
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