Tadanori Yokoo 'Genji-e'
Asukashinsha, Tokyo 1991
Size: 23,6 x 17 cm
Tadanori Yokoo tribute to the classic masterpiece "Genji Monogatari".
With a text of Taijiro Amazawa at the beginning and Jakucho Setouchi at the end.
The Tale of Genji (源氏物語, Genji monogatari) is a classic work of Japanese literature written in the early 11th century by the noblewoman Murasaki Shikibu.
The work recounts the life of Hikaru Genji, who is the son of an ancient Japanese emperor and a low-ranking concubine called Kiritsubo Consort.
For political reasons, the emperor removes Genji from the line of succession, demoting him to a commoner by giving him the surname Minamoto, and he pursues a career as an imperial officer. The tale concentrates on Genji's romantic life and describes the customs of the aristocratic society of the time. It may be the world's first novel, the first psychological novel, and the first novel still to be considered a classic particularly in the context of Japanese literature.