The Yugao chapter from “The Tale of Genji” (Genji yugao maki)

The Yugao chapter from “The Tale of Genji” (Genji yugao maki)

The ghost of Yugao, one of Prince Genji’s conquests, floats above a trailing vine bearing the moonflowers (yugao) after which she is named. Yugao died at the age of 19 during a secretive romantic night with Genji, supposedly cursed by the ghost of a jealous rival. This stunning design was known in Europe, and has no doubt influenced the Art Nouveau movement. (printed March 1886.)

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