Help translating artwork
  • I bought this at a flea market and don't have a clue what it is other than a beautiful work on linen.
    I would like to know what writing says, what the image is, and also - which way is up.

    http://sopkin.home.comcast.net/~sopkin/linen

    Thanks, Bill
  • You have it the right way up. It says 紫式部 (Murasaki Shikibu, writer of the Tale of Genji) on the right, and that's who it's a picture of. Don't have time to attempt the rest of the writing, but possibly a quotation from the Tale of Genji at a guess.

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