Scene from the Tale of Genji

Illustration

James Blake Wiener
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published on 21 April 2017

Part of a cabinet for storing volumes of the Tale of Genji, the 11th century CE classic novel by Murasaki Shikibu. The scene is from that novel. Maki-e lacquer, Edo period, 17th-18th century CE. (Tokyo National Museum)


About the Author

James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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