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The Tale of Genji hand scroll
illustrates the novel written by the Heian court lady Murasaki Shikibu ca. 1010.
The illustrations were painted on paper about 1100 by more than one court painters; the text was also written by several calligraphers. Apparently court ladies may have also been involved in the project
Purely Japanese style of painting
Mono no aware
The capacity to be moved by the beauties of nature that often stand for the feelings of people
Heian Period 1100 CE multiple artists From the chapter “Kashiwagi (Oak Tree) 1”, Yugiri visits his friend
Yugiri, Genji's son visits Kashiwagi as he is dying who seduced Genji's wife. He apologizes and dies. Court women represent lack of privacy, Yugiri leaning shows intimacy, no access to outside.
happy next to sad colors
the multiple layers of the third princess's kimono
tilted space
mess of curtains
fracture and cheating
Heian Period 1100 CE multiple artists Kashiwagi 3 (The Oak Tree), from the Tale of Genj, handscroll, ink and colors on paper, early 12th cent.
Genji's wife wants to become a nun
father tries to talk her out of it
buddhist undercurrent
karma because genji did the same thing to the emperors wife
Distance between Genji and his wife
Trying to win her over
The court women are always around
Heian Period 1100 CE multiple artists From the chapter “Kashiwagi, 2”, celebration of the birth of Kaoru, son of the Third Princess and Kashiwagi, but publicly acknowledged by Genji as his own
Not really his son so it's sad for Genji because his wife betrayed him
Genji is pretending to be happy
Wife wearing white robes
disconnect, Genji and his wife's father trying to console the third princess
Heian Period 1100 CE multiple artists From the chapter “Minori (The Rites)”
Dusk, autumn
Hagi plant - expresses sorrow metaphor of last meeting
Murasaki is dying
compared to cherry blossoms (her youth)
Step daughter (wife of emperor) comes to visit her though social convention says she should go to her step daughter to defer to her higher station