Many paintings and especially ukiyo e prints, such as the one above by Utagawa Kunisada, depict scenes from Japanese literature and poetry. Cherry blossoms have been a common theme and subject of both since the very beginning of Japanese literature These scenes were depicted in many of the popular ukiyo e series by artists of the Edo period, such as the above print by Utagawa Kunisada from his “Tale of Genji” series. Cherry blossom motifs can be found throughout “The Tale of Genji” and Kunisada captures the blossoms well in his print..

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