Agemachi (Trefoil Knots), Tale of Genji: Chapter 47

Kaoru (adopted son of Prince Genji) arrives in Uji to observe the anniversary of Prince Genji’s death. He goes boating on the river in a boat “Roofed with scarlet leaves. The boat was like a gorgeous brocade, and the music, as members of the party joined their flutes in this impromptu offering, came in on the wind so clearly that it was almost startling.”

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  • Edo period (1615-1868), About 1620
  • 10 1/2 x 9 in. (26.7 x 22.9 cm)
  • 2003.29.3
  • Museum purchase with funds provided by the Estate of Carolyn Quinn
  • Sondra Milne Henderson Collection