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Genji enjoying the evening cool



  • Details

    Alternative title
    Genji nôryo no kei
    Place where the work was made
    Media category
    Materials used
    woodblock print; ink and colour on paper, ôban triptych
    36.0 x 75.3 cm :

    a - right sheet, 36 x 25.5 cm

    b - centre sheet, 36 x 25 cm, image

    b - centre sheet, 36 x 25.5 cm, sheet

    c - left sheet, 36 x 25.1 cm

    Signature & date

    Signed [right sheet; part a] l.r., [in cartouche] in Japanese, "Toyokuni-ga".
    Signed [centre sheet; part b] l.l., [in cartouche] in Japanese, "Toyokuni-ga".
    Signed [left sheet; part c] l.l., [in cartouche] in Japanese, "Toyokuni-ga".

    Gift of Dr. James Hayes 2003
    Not on display
    Accession number

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    Artist information
    Utagawa Utagawa Kunisada/Toyokuni III

    Works in the collection


    Artist information
    Utagawa Utagawa Kunihisa

    Works in the collection


  • About

    This triptych is a collaboration between Kunisada and his son-in-law Kunihisa.

    In allusion to the summer banquet given by Genji in his fishing pavilion, described in Chapter 26, a modern-day Genji enjoys the cool on a summer evening afforded by a restaurant platform on the banks of the Sumida River in Edo. Surrounded by a bevy of beauties, he stands to direct the attention of one of the women to a servant girl wading through the shallows with what looks like a bowl of cool noodles and sashimi.

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW.

  • Places

    Where the work was made


  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

    • Gary Hickey, Genji - the world of the Shining Prince, 'Genji in the 'Floating World', pgs. 30-41., Sydney, 2008, cover (colour illus.), 36 (colour illus.). fig.17. The colour illus. on the cover is a detail of this work.

    • Khanh Trinh, Look, 'Genji: the world of the Shining Prince', pg. 28-31, Sydney, Nov 2008, 31 (colour illus.).

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