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The Imperial Progress (Miyuki) Chapter 29

Kunisada I (Toyokuni III), 1853, Wood cut
The Imperial Progress (Miyuki) Chapter 29
The Imperial Progress (Miyuki) Chapter 29
The Imperial Progress (Miyuki) Chapter 29
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The Imperial Progress (Miyuki) Chapter 29 from the series "A Modern Collection of Genji in Colour Prints" ("Ima Genji nishiki-e awase")
Two young boys dressed in kimono and holding fans are depicted playing by the river's edge. The eldest boy wears a purple kimono decorated with maple leaves and is stood balanced upon a jagged rock. A woman stands close by supervising the children. She is elegantly dressed in a red floral kimono with a tie-dye (shibori) pattern, and she has draped over her hair a cream and white head cover. Behind the woman is a curtain decorated with horizontal bands of colour and a pine tree. In the river two fans float on the water.
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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