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Exhibitions

The Pleasures of Genjie—From Tosa Mitsuyoshi and Ukiyoe Prints

Genji Monogatari Tekagami “E-awase” (ICP)
by Tosa Mitsuyoshi 1612

Regular Exhibition

The Pleasures of Genjie—From Tosa Mitsuyoshi and Ukiyoe Prints

February 9, 2019 (Sat.) – Mar 24 (Sun.)

Genjie, paintings illustrating sections of The Tale of Genji, will be on display, starting with the Genji Monogatari Tekagami (Important cultural property) by Tosa Mitsuyoshi, the leading Tosa School painter of the Momoyama period, from the museum collection. Other works will include ukiyoe prints by Edo-period artist Utagawa Toyokuni III (the first Kunisada) and the second Kunisada. The Tale of Genji was written in the 12th-century Heian period by Murasaki Shikibu, and classic genjie that illustrate the story are on display, along with illustrations of Nise-Murasaki inaka Genji (Parody of The Tale of Genji) authored by Tanehiko Ryūtei that was in fashion in the late Edo period. Enjoy both worlds of genjie.

Major Works to Be Exhibited

Genji Monogatari Tekagami (An Album of Illustrated Scenes from The Tale of Genji) (Important cultural property) by Tosa Mitsuyoshi 1612

Nise-Murasaki inaka Genji (Parody of The Tale of Genji) by Utagawa Kunisada, authored by Tanehiko Ryutei 1829–1842

Genji-ko no zu by Utagawa Toyokuni III (Picture of Genji incenses) 1844–1847

Omokage Genji Gojuyonjo by Utagawa Kunisada II 1864–1865

Genji Gojuyonjo by Ogata Gekko 1892

Calendar

Opening Hours 10:00 am—5:00 pm (Last admission: 4:30 pm)

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