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Akashi (Akashi) Chapter 13

Kunisada I (Toyokuni III), 1853, Wood cut
Akashi (Akashi) Chapter 13
Akashi (Akashi) Chapter 13
Akashi (Akashi) Chapter 13
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Akashi (Akashi) Chapter 13 from the series "A Modern Collection of Genji in Colour Prints" ("Ima Genji nishiki-e awase")
A woman crouches at Mitsuuji's (Genji's) side holding a lamp. It is night and the couple are in a garden with a view of the seashore and a full moon behind them.
Mitsuuji holds a fan decorated with a swirling wave pattern. His purple jacket is decorated with his crest of crossed cloves (an auspicious symbol), and a repeated naive pattern of country folk. At his waist the hilt of his sword is visible.

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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