Shin Hanga prints

  Design: Masao Ebina (1913 - 1980)  
  Title: Tenarai  
  Series title: Genji monogatari (Tale of Genji)  
  Size: 20.1 x 30.4 cm (chūban)  
  Original woodblock print    
  Photography: Jacques Commandeur
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Masao Ebina Tenarai


Special effects: extensive silver metallic pigments on the kimono; golden highlights on the decorations on the black table, and on the border of the carpet.

Published in 1953 by the Yamada Shoin Company.

Tenarai (i.e., Writing Practice) is the title of Chapter 53 of the Genji monogatari written by Murasaki Shikibu in the early 11th century.

Artist’s seal in lower left of the print area:

Masao Ebina Seal

in which the kanji read (from right to left):

Character Reading Meaning Translation
masa(ni) just  
otto husband Masao

Genji-mon of Chapter 53 of the Tale of Genji in top right of the print area:

Genji-mon chapter 53 Genji monogatari

together with the title of the print:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
te hand  
nara learn Writing Practice


Provenance: Fuji Arts

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