Japan’s most celebrated work of literature, The Tale of Genji, tells the story of the “Shining Prince” Genji and introduces the world to some of the most iconic female characters ever to appear in Japanese writings. The Met Fifth Avenue takes inspiration from the 11th-century tale for this exhibition, with more than 120 paintings, calligraphy, modern manga, prints, silk robes and other items that represent the themes present.
Mar 5 — Jun 16, 2019
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Detail of Portrait-Icon of Murasaki Shikibu (Signature Image) Painted by Tosa Mitsuoki (1617-1691) Edo Period (1615-1868) 17th Century Hanging Scroll; ink and color on ink. On loan from Ishiyamadera Temple, Shiga Prefecture