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The Tale of Genji, Illustrated

In this Online Lesson, the MFA has paired excerpts from the English translation of The Tale of Genji by Edward G. Seidensticker (1993), with corresponding images from the museum’s collection. Explore the images and compare them to the accompanying text excerpt.

Provided by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Find out more about TeachJapan.
Lead funding for the Asian Art Museum’s TeachJapan is generously provided by The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.
Additional support is provided by Susan and Kevin McCabe.

Teach Japan was created in collaboration with the following arts organizations: