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Edo Pop Swaps: Lady Murasaki

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Utagawa Hiroshige, Lady Murasaki at Ishiyamadera Temple (detail), 1847–48


I wrote the Tale of Genji, a legendary novel of courtly romance. I was inspired by the harvest moon to unravel my tales of love. Some call my book the “first modern novel”—though it’s already 1,000 year old! You can tell me by my noble’s costume and my inked brush.

Lady Gaga
The Lady in Red
The Brönte Sisters

Stop by the MIA the week of November 20 to pick up your Lady Murasaki trading card. Collect a free new card each week of the “Edo Pop: The Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints” exhibition. Or buy the complete set at the Museum Shop.

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