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"Yugao from the Tale of Genji," Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, 1886.  “Genji, weeping once more, looked so perfectly beautiful that Koremitsu, too, was overcome and dissolved in tears. After all, in this crisis their need was for someone mature, someone with rich experience of the world. They were too young really to know what to do.” (4, p.74)

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi Title:Yugao: The Chapter from the Tale of Genji

Utagawa Kunisada II: No. 5, Wakamurasaki, from the series Lady Murasaki's Genji Cards (Murasaki Shikibu Genji karuta) - Museum of Fine Arts

Utagawa Kunisada II: No. 5, Wakamurasaki, from the series Lady Murasaki's Genji Cards (Murasaki Shikibu Genji karuta) - Museum of Fine Arts

The Ghost of Yūgao from The Tale of Genji [with Gourd Flowers], 1886 (color woodcut) - Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

The Ghost of Yūgao from The Tale of Genji [with Gourd Flowers], 1886 (color woodcut) - Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Young Murasaki (Waka Murasaki), Illustration to Chapter 5 of the "Tale of Genji" (Genji monogatari) by TOSA Mitsunobu, Paintings

From the Harvard Art Museums’ collections Young Murasaki (Wakamurasaki), Illustration to Chapter 5 of the Tale of Genji (Genji monogatari)

Nakamaro Watching the Moon from a Hill (Abe no Nakamaro) - Hokusai

Nakamaro Watching the Moon from a Hill (Abe no Nakamaro) by Katsushika Hokusai.

Murasaki shikibu (978-1014) fue una escritora japonesa, creadora de una de las obras literarias más importantes y reconocidas de la literatura oriental, Genji Monogatari ("La Novela de Genji"). La historia de Genji trata de las aventuras amorosas del príncipe ficticio Genji y de las vidas, más formales, de sus descendientes. La novela constituye un encantador y, según parece, fiel reflejo de la vida cortesana japonesa del periodo Heian.

Faith (Shin), from the series The Five Virtues (Gojô) 五常 「信」 (紫式部) Japanese Edo period 1767 (Meiwa Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese,

西川祐信 肉筆浮世絵 若菜より (江戸時代初め)

西川祐信 肉筆浮世絵 若菜より (江戸時代初め)

Utagawa Kunisada  (Japanese, 1786–1864)  Period: Edo period (1615–1868) Culture: Japan Medium: Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper

by Utagawa Kunisada, Asian Art Medium: Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper Bequest of William S. Lieberman, 2005 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York,.

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Beauties of Heian Japan: Heian Japanese Women from the Tale of Genji

Butterflies (Kochô), Illustration to Chapter 24 of the "Tale of Genji" (Genji monogatari) by TOSA Mitsunobu, Paintings

Butterflies (Kochô), Illustration to Chapter 24 of the "Tale of Genji" (Genji monogatari) by TOSA Mitsunobu, Paintings. Several boys and women dressed in heian robes.

"Woman with Nanten Berries" (c1839).  Utagawa Kunisada/ Toyokuni III (1786-1865). Kakemon-e, japanese woodblock prints, ukiyo-e art

"Woman with Nanten Berries" Utagawa Kunisada/ Toyokuni III absolutley astounding Kakemon-e, japanese woodblock prints, ukiyo-e art

Scenes from the tale of Genji (detail) by Kano Soshu, Momoyama period; Asian Art Museum

Scenes from the tale of Genji (detail), Momoyama period by Kano Sōshū Japan. One of a pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, colors, and gold on paper. Courtesy of the Larry Ellison Collection,

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