1911 LARGE/CLASSIC COLLECTION
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A limited edition was made to commemorate the celebration of ‘one thousand years’ anniversary of “The Tale of Genji” on November 1st, 2008. “The Tale of Genji” was written a thousand years ago in the Heian capital (now Kyoto). It is the most ancient surviving full-length novel in the world and is highly respected as a superb literary heritage. The impact of “The Tale of Genji” in the literary field is significant and its effect is apparent in the traditional culture and performing arts of Japan as well as the aesthetic sense and thinking of the Japanese people providing a significant influence on the culture of Japan. The unique stories are still read today and are considered as a wellspring enriching the hearts and minds of people worldwide.