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- Nowaki (The Typhoon) from The Tale of Genji -

Kaoru Saito


The amazing print "Nowaki" (The Typhoon) from The Tale of Genji is by Kaoru Saito. The Tale of Genji is a piece of famous Japanese literature written by Murasaki Shikibu in the early 11th century (Heian period). It's about the life of Hikaru Genji, son of the emperor, and also about the aristocratic society of that period. Kaoru

Saito skillfully depicts a woman lost in thought in the wind. Her expression is so beautiful. The details are exquisite. Please see the pictures.

Technique: Aquatint, Mezzotint, and Engraving
Paper size: 15 inches wide by 17 and 7/8 inches tall (38 x 45.5 cm)
Image size: 8 and 1/2 inches wide by 8 and 3/4 inches tall (21.5 x 22.5 cm)
Sheet number: 70/85
Date: 1986
Signed: Pencil signed by the artist
Condition: Pristine condition


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