Thursday, January 04, 2007

Japanese Picture Books

Slate has an interesting slide show essay on their website called A Thousand Years of Japanese Picture Books. The painting on the left is "Prince Genji visits Lady Rokujô," attributed to Chôjirô (c. early 17th century), from "The Green Branch," Chapter 10 of The Tale of Genji, c. early 17th century.

Speaking of which, perhaps this is the time to add the resolve to finally read my (huge!) copy of The Tale of Genji to my New Year's resolutions...