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The work recounts the life of Hikaru Genji, or "Shining Genji", the son of an ancient Japanese emperor, known to readers as Emperor Kiritsubo, and a low-ranking but beloved concubine called Lady Kiritsubo.

The work recounts the life of Hikaru Genji, or "Shining Genji", the son of an ancient Japanese emperor, known to readers as Emperor Kiritsubo, and a low-ranking but beloved concubine called Lady Kiritsubo.

Uemura Shoen (1875-1949), Japan

Painting by Uemura Tsune aka Uemura Shoen (Japanese, 1875 - Meiji period artist in the Nihonga style

Hikaru Genji and Murasaki no Ue from The Tale of Genji, illustrated by Waki Yamato.

Hikaru Genji and Murasaki no Ue from The Tale of Genji, illustrated by Waki Yamato.

Fujitsubo no Miya from The Tale of Genji (あさきゆめみし).   Art by Waki Yamato.

Fujitsubo no Miya from The Tale of Genji (あさきゆめみし). Art by Waki Yamato.

Omamori - Japanese Amulets: Ishoo Costume Dolls

Ishoo Costume Dolls-made by Hirata Goyo 平田郷陽 Hirata Gooyoo - one of the most famous doll makers of his time, and a Living National Treasure since

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