Fifty-four Scenes from The Tale of Genji (Genji monogatari) | Japan | Edo period (1615-1868) | The Met

This tale by the eleventh-century court lady Murasaki Shikibu relates the life and loves of a fictional prince in the golden age of the Heian (794-1185) period. Over time, it inspired more pictorial art than any other Japanese literary work.

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