Thursday, 1 March 2012

Historical Characters: Murasaki Shikibu

Murasaki Shikibu (c. 973 – c. 1014 or 1025), the author of the great masterpiece of Japanese literature, the Genji Monogatari (or Tale of Genji)

Believe it or not, it took me almost a week to come out with this version - I threw away some 4 or 5 already finished pieces before getting this synthesis. The writing says "Murasaki Shikibu - Genji Monogatari" although my shodō is completely wrong.

Drew with a Chinese brush on Chinese paper with Japanese ink.

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