Scroll of Sumiyoshi Monogatari

Scroll of Sumiyoshi talesRouleau illustré du roman de Sumiyoshi住吉物語絵巻住吉物語繪卷

Collection: private collection; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Tokyo National Museum

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The Sumiyoshi Monogatari Emaki (住吉物語絵巻) is an emakimono from the Kamakura period of Japanese history (1185–1333). It illustrates the Sumiyoshi Monogatari, a 10th century novel that narrates the misadventures of a young girl mistreated by her stepmother and her romance with a high-ranking soldier. The work is classified as Important Cultural Property and is preserved at the Tokyo National Museum, but four fragments became detached during the 19th century. (continued on English Wikipedia)

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