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The Fireflies

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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): Chuban
DB artwork code: 33164
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 , Hotaru
Artist Masao Ebihara active mid 20th C.
Seal artist's seal
Dated ca. 1950s
Period 20th Century
Impression excellent
Colors excellent ... gold and silver colored metallic pigments
Condition excellent ... upper edge pasted on the original folio
Rating 1 = excellent
Description "The Tale of Genji" Chapter 25, Hotaru (Fireflies). Prince Genji wanted to be the go-between for his younger brother who was in love with Lady Tamakazura. Genji released large numbers of fireflies so that his brother could see the lady. This print is still in the original folio. The chapter summary is printed in English and Japanese on a tissue overlay.
Format Oban yoko-e
Width 13.0 inches = 33.0 cm
Height 9.4 inches = 24.0 cm

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