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Takekawa (Bamboo River)

Description

Colour woodblock print number 44 entitled Takekawa (Bamboo River) from the series Murasaki Shikibu Genji karuta (Card Game of Murasaki Shikibu's Genji) depicting a woman dressed as a courtier and a geisha kneeling next to her infront of a display decorated with a five-leaved paulownia mon, with the Genji chapter mon and title in shell-shaped cartouches: Japan, by Utagawa Kunisada II, 1857

Museum reference

A.1887.745.67.45

Collection

World Culture

Object name

Woodblock print

Production information

Utagawa Kunisada II, 1823 - 1880, Artist
Japan, East Asia
Tsutaya Kichiz┼Ź, 1820 - 1890 (fl.), Publisher

Date

1857

Materials

Paper

Associations

Depicted: Prince Genji
Depicted: Murasaki Shikibu

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