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Murasaki Shikibu (Marco Calvi)

Murasaki Shikibu was a Japanese novelist, poet and lady-in-waiting at the Imperial court in the Heian period. She is best known as the author of The Tale of Genji, widely considered to be one of the world's first novels, written in Japanese between about 1000 and 1012. Murasaki Shikibu is a descriptive name; her personal name is unknown, but she may have been Fujiwara no Kaoriko, who was mentioned in a 1007 court diary as an imperial lady-in-waiting.


Watercolors and pencils on paper.

9.5” x 13.5”


Murasaki Shikibu (Marco Calvi)

SKU: MC-36

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