Re: Does anyone recognize this print


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Posted by Hans Olof Johansson (83.255.49.27) on April 02, 2017 at 23:02:04:

In Reply to: Re: Does anyone recognize this print? posted by Hans Olof Johansson on April 02, 2017 at 08:30:48:

Apparently the triptych depicts a scene "from a tale" ("monogatari no uchi" - 物語之内). The first character of the title (鴬) would probably be pronounced "uguisu", which is the name of a bird, the Japanese bush warbler - also known as "the Japanese nightingale".

After some searching I've found a mention of a romance with the title "Uguisutsuka monogatari" which could be the tale referred to in the print title. According to my source this title is written with slightly different characters though: 鶯塚物語.

By the way, Uguisutsuka is also the name of an ancient tomb in Nara.



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