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Ukiyo-e

  • Genji twelve months, june

源氏十二ヶ月之内 水無月Genji twelve months, june

No 2010-1
Artist 豊国|Toyokuni
Date 1856
Size 36×72cm

源氏絵の十二ヶ月揃物のうち、水無月(六月)の風景。江戸時代後期に大ヒットした柳亭種彦の翻案小説『偐紫田舎源氏』の挿絵を原案とした源氏絵は、華麗な貴族の暮らしを描いて女性の人気を博した。
雨宿りをする様々な人々の姿を描いている。

This is the scenery of Minazuki (June) in the 12-month collection of Genji-e paintings.
Genji-e is based on the illustration of the novel "Nise Murasaki Inaka Genji" adapted by Tanehiko Ryutei, which was a big hit in the latter half of the Edo period.
It became popular with women by depicting the life of a splendid aristocrat.
It depicts various people taking shelter from the rain.

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