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Usumurasaki Genji no Somewake (Dyeing of the Lilac Genji) Genji characters examine a sugoroku game sheet
Genji characters examine a sugoroku game sheet

Usumurasaki Genji no Somewake (Dyeing of the Lilac Genji)

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Usumurasaki Genji no Somewake ["Dyeing of the Lilac Genji"]

[Toyohara], Kunichika [illustrated by]; Ōta, Komakichi [printing blocks cut by].

Fukagawa Takabashi (Edo): Etsuka, Bunkyū 2 [1862].

 

A fascinating triptych featuring characters from The Tale of Genji examining a newly purchased sugoroku game sheet based on famous kabuki actors. Searches for the title of the sugoroku pictured - Takara-zukushi no Furiai Sugoroku - have yielded no results in major Japanese library records, suggesting that it was not published. Woodblock prints depicting sugoroku as a focal point are scarce. A beautiful and fascinating set that highlights a key "play" material of Edo print culture.

 

Three loose leaves, printed on one side, complete. Light trimming. A few light stains and creases. Minor wear to extremities. Washi sticker residue to versos. Each print measures approximately 37.5 x 24.5 cm.


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Usumurasaki Genji no Somewake (Dyeing of the Lilac Genji)

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