Masao Ebina: The Fireflies - Japanese Art Open Database

Artist: Masao Ebina

Title: The Fireflies

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Title The Tale of Genji Artist Masao Ebihara active mid 20th C. Seal artist's seal Period 20th Century Impression excellent Colors excellent ... gold and silver colored metallic pigments Condition excellent ... upper edge pasted on the original folio, a light brown spot and slight smudge on the upper margin Rating 1 = excellent Description "Tale of Genji" Chapter 25 The Fireflies. Prince Genji wanted to be a go-between for his younger brother who was in love with Lady Tamakazura. The brother was talking to her one evening. When he lifted the blind of her room, suddenly the room was lit brightly. Prince Genji released large numbers of fireflies at the moment so that his brother could see beautiful Lady Tamakazura. This print is still in the original folio with the chapter story in English and Japanese. Width 13.0 inches = 33.0 cm Height 9.4 inches = 24.0 cm

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