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The Fireflies

The Fireflies
by Masao Ebina (a.c.1950)

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Artist: Masao Ebina (a.c.1950)
Title: The Fireflies
Series: The Tale of Genji
Date 1st edition?Not set
Publisher 1st edition?Yamada Shoin
Publisher (this edition)?Yamada Shoin
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Chuban
Format (this edition): Oban
DB artwork code: 33163
Notes (1st edition)?
Notes (this edition)?The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:

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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