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Folding fan, decorated, obverse with three figures in Heian period costume on verandas overlooking a garden with wisteria; reverse: with a spray of flowers. Guards and sticks: bamboo. Face: paper, painted, obverse: in ink and polychrome opaque watercolours with gold; reverse: in ink and gold wash on mica dressing. The fan illustrates an episode from the Genji Monogatari.
Japan (maker) (country)
Japanese (maker) (nationality)
Guards and sticks: bamboo. Face: paper, painted, obverse: in ink and polychrome opaque watercolours with gold; reverse: in ink and gold wash on mica dressing.
length: (whole): 31.3
after 1801 to 1900
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
The Tale of Genji (chapter 8): The Festival of the Cherry Blossoms: Scene III.
O.45-1985 (Applied Arts)