- Museum number
Object: Hotaru 螢 (No. 25 Fireflies)
Series: 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. Tamiya Iemon with his servant Akiyama Chobei, a woman behind them, her shadowing revealing her true form as the ghost of his murdered wife Oiwa. Poem inscribed above.
- Production date
Height: 36.80 centimetres
Width: 24.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- 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 titles
Associated Title: Genji monogatari
- Acquisition date
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: 17425 (Miller Collection number)