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Ise Monogatari Emaki (Tales of Ise) 1501 - 1599

Like with The Tale Of Genji Monogatari, 源氏物語, the Tales of Ise have been a popular pictorial subject throughout the history of Japanese literature. The Tales of Ise is an anonymous work from 10th century a.d. While the majority of tales are anonymous, some belong to the famous 9th century poet Ariwara no Narihira 在原業平 (825-80), one of the Six Poetic Geniuses *Rokkasen 六歌仙.

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