Re: Looking for help with this print


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Posted by Alec W. (2.25.230.238) on February 12, 2022 at 09:26:38:

In Reply to: Re: Looking for help with this print posted by DavidK on February 12, 2022 at 02:11:21:

The main clue is the hairstyle of the male figure -- the "lobster tail" coif is a distinctive feature of Genji stand-in Mitsuuji. I believe the motif was popularized by "Nise Murasaki Inaka Genji".

See, for example:

https://www.capitalcollections.org.uk/view-item?i=16478

And, of course, "amorous adventures" being a key theme of the "Genji universe", a visit to the pleasure district hardly seems out of place.
-A


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