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"Usugumo," Utagawa Toyokuni I (1769–1825) - from the series "The Tale of Genji." - The poem written by Toyokuni I reads: "いり日さす 峰にたなびく うす雲は ものおもふ袖に いろやまかへる" ( Irihi sasu/ Mine ni tanabiku/ Usugumo wa/ Mono omou sode ni/ Iro ya magaeru) - it is about the thin clouds getting smaller as the evening approaches, and taking the (shape and) tint of sleeves.

"Usugumo," Utagawa Toyokuni I (1769–1825) - from the series "The Tale of Genji." - The poem written by Toyokuni I reads: "いり日さす 峰にたなびく うす雲は ものおもふ袖に いろやまかへる" ( Irihi sasu/ Mine ni tanabiku/ Usugumo wa/ Mono omou sode ni/ Iro ya magaeru) - it is about the thin clouds getting smaller as the evening approaches, and taking the (shape and) tint of sleeves.

Genji emaki, a complete set of four prints, illustrating four chapters of the Genji monogatari - The Tale of Genji, written by Murasaki Shikibu in the early 11th century. Four chapters are illustrated:Akashi, Matsukaze, Hotaru and Wakana, chapters 13, 18, 25 and 34 respectively.  Artist: Okada Yoshio

Genji emaki, a complete set of four prints, illustrating four chapters of the Genji monogatari - The Tale of Genji, written by Murasaki Shikibu in the early 11th century. Four chapters are illustrated:Akashi, Matsukaze, Hotaru and Wakana, chapters 13, 18, 25 and 34 respectively. Artist: Okada Yoshio

Tosa Mitsuyoshi | "Kashiwagi" chapter from The Tale of Genji (Genji monogatari) | Japan | The Met

Tosa Mitsuyoshi | "Kashiwagi" chapter from The Tale of Genji (Genji monogatari) | Japan | The Met

Ch. 42 – 匂宮 Niō no Miya ("The Perfumed Prince") | Tosa Mitsuoki

Ch. 42 – 匂宮 Niō no Miya ("The Perfumed Prince") | Tosa Mitsuoki

Genji Monogatari, by Tosa Mitsuoki (1617–1691), Japanese

Genji Monogatari, by Tosa Mitsuoki (1617–1691), Japanese

Chapters 16–18 (Sekiya, Eawase, Matsukaze), from the series The Tale of Genji (Genji monogatari)  「源氏物語 関屋 絵合 松風」 Japanese Edo period about 1819–20 (Bunsei 2–3) Artist Ryûryûkyo Shinsai (Japanese, 1764?–1820)

Chapters 16–18 (Sekiya, Eawase, Matsukaze), from the series The Tale of Genji (Genji monogatari) 「源氏物語 関屋 絵合 松風」 Japanese Edo period about 1819–20 (Bunsei 2–3) Artist Ryûryûkyo Shinsai (Japanese, 1764?–1820)

Kaoru Saito born 1931. Event: Japanese Prints and The Tale of Genji - 1472. Title: Story of the Lord of Heaven - Tenshu Monogatari

Kaoru Saito born 1931. Event: Japanese Prints and The Tale of Genji - 1472. Title: Story of the Lord of Heaven - Tenshu Monogatari

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

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

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