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The Tale of Genji. A Japanese classic illuminated

Contributed by TypeTogether on May 13th, 2020. Artwork published in .
    The Tale of Genji. A Japanese classic illuminated 1
    Christopher Kuntze. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The Tale of Genji is “the first major loan exhibition in North America to focus on the artistic tradition inspired by Japan’s most celebrated work of literature, The Tale of Genji.” — The Met.

    The accompanying exhibition catalogue, designed by Christopher Kuntze, uses Albertus Nova (cover, chapter headlines) and Edita (main text). Palatino Sans is used for captions and page numbers. The font used for Japanese text is unidentified. [edit: It’s probably Kozuka Mincho, see comments.]

    The Tale of Genji. A Japanese classic illuminated 2
    Christopher Kuntze. License: All Rights Reserved.
    The Tale of Genji. A Japanese classic illuminated 3
    Christopher Kuntze. License: All Rights Reserved.
    The Tale of Genji. A Japanese classic illuminated 4
    Christopher Kuntze. License: All Rights Reserved.
    The Tale of Genji. A Japanese classic illuminated 5
    Christopher Kuntze. License: All Rights Reserved.
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    Source: https://www.type-together.com Christopher Kuntze. License: All Rights Reserved.

    3 Comments on “The Tale of Genji. A Japanese classic illuminated

    1. Probably, the words in Japanese are set in Kozuka Mincho.
      fontsinuse.com/typefaces/22…

      fonts.adobe.com/fonts/kozuk…

    2. Much obliged! Added.

    3. I’ve just confirmed the Japanese typeface is Kozuka Mincho, thanks to the property of the pdf.
      www.metmuseum.org/art/metpu…

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