The Tale of Genji Picture Set
This is a complete vintage picture set of the Tale of Genji (Genji monogatari). The story was first published in 1021 CE during the Heian Period making it the world’s earliest novel. Each picture of the story is hand drawn on paper using a black and white ink wash (sumi-e) style and stamped by the artist. The artist’s stamp is unrecognizable.
This is a vintage picture set was printed in 1956. There is some age associated foxing in places on the paper, but no edge damage and the picture are vivid and complete.