Artist: Utagawa Kunisada (歌川国貞) / Toyokuni III (三代豊国)

Print: The Second Month (Kisaragi - 如月) -
from the series Wakamurasaki nenju gyoji no uchi (若紫年中行事之内)
Events through the Year of Young Murasaki - a Rustic Genji theme

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Dates: circa 1849 - 1850,created
Dimensions: 30.0 in,14.0 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: color woodblock print; ōban diptych

Signed - right panel: Ichiyōsai Toyokuni ga
Center: Kunisada aratame Toyokuni ga
Left: Toyokuni ga (豊国画)
Publisher: Ebisuya Shōshichi (Marks 039 - seal 26-007)
Censor: Kinugasa and Watanabe

Related links: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston ; Honolulu Museum of Art - center and right panel only; Museum für angewandte Kunst, Vienna - center panel only; Museum für angewandte Kunst, Vienna - right panel only; Victoria and Albert Museum - center panel only; Lyon Collection - 1869 Kuniteru triptych of a similar scene;

Physical description:

One of the unusual features of this triptych is that each panel is signed differently with three variations of Kunisada's signature.


This triptych is listed but not illustrated in Andreas Marks Genji's World in Japanese Woodblock Prints. It appears at G#316-02.