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Daigo no maki / Genji Goju Yojo

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  • Title (object)

    • Daigo no maki

    Title (series)

    • Genji Goju Yojo
  • Description

    Woodblock print, diptych. Chapter 5, Yugao and Genji looking at lady refurbishing pillows.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1786-1864 (artist)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Inscriptions

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      • Inscription Transliteration

        Genji Goju Yojo
      • Inscription Comment

        series title
      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Comment

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Comment

        seal(date.Horse 2)
      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Transliteration

        Daigo no maki
      • Inscription Comment

        item title
      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Comment

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Comment

        seal(engraver's.Yokogawa Hori-Take)
  • Bibliography

    • Binyon 1916 66 bibliographic details
  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Genji monogatari
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  • Additional IDs

    • B66


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