Kagero 蜻蛉 (No. 52 The Drake Fly) / Genji kumo ukiyoe awase 源氏雲浮世絵合 (Ukiyo-e Parallels for the Cloudy Chapters of the Tale of Genji)
- Kagero 蜻蛉 (No. 52 The Drake Fly)
- Genji kumo ukiyoe awase 源氏雲浮世絵合 (Ukiyo-e Parallels for the Cloudy Chapters of the Tale of Genji)
Woodblock print, oban tate-e. The kabuki actor Ichikawa Danjuro VIII as the wrestler Akitsushima, seated cross-legged and holding a long scroll with a brush in his mouth. Poem inscribed above.
- Published in: Edo
- Height: 36.6 centimetres
- Width: 24.4 centimetres
Inscription TransliterationIchiyusai Kuniyoshi ga
Inscription TranslationDrawn by Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi
Inscription TransliterationIseya Ichibei
See:- Robinson, 1982, S45; Each of the fifty-four chapters of The Tale of Genji is named and is associated with a crest called a 'Genji-mon'. In this series, each of the first fifty-four prints portray various scenes from history, legend, and literature that are suggested by a specific chapter of the novel and the appropriate Genji-mon is shown in the upper left cartouche with a poem. This series consists of one design for each of the fifty-four chapters and six supplementary designs.
Not on display
- Associated Title: Genji monogatari
Credit line: Gift of Prof. Arthur R. Miller, on loan from the American Friends of the British Museum.
- 17452 (Miller Collection number)
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Object reference number: JCF21933
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