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秋夜長物語絵巻
A Long Tale for an Autumn Night (Aki no yo nagamonogatari)

Artist:
Unidentified Artist Japanese
Period:
Muromachi period (1392–1573)
Date:
ca. 1400
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Handscroll 3 from a set of 3; ink, color, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 12 3/16 in. × 41 ft. 6 in. (31 × 1264.9 cm) Overall with mounting: 12 5/16 in. × 43 ft. 5 5/8 in. (31.3 × 1324.9 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Funds from various donors, by exchange, Fletcher Fund and Dodge Fund, 2002
Accession Number:
2002.459.3
Not on view
This set of illustrated handscrolls (emaki), with the narrative progressing from right to left, tells of an amorous affair between a Buddhist monk and a younger male acolyte (chigo), a genre of story popular in medieval Japan. Here, after the tragic suicide of the chigo, the monk renounces carnal pleasure and attains salvation. In 2011 the Museum acquired the missing final section of this scroll, which had earlier been remounted as a hanging scroll.
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