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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- Titles Agemachi (Trefoil Knots), Tale of Genji: Chapter 47 (Proper)
- Artist Japan
- Medium ink, color and gold on paper
- Dimensions 10 1/2 x 9 in. (26.7 x 22.9 cm)
- Credit Line Museum purchase with funds provided by the Estate of Carolyn Quinn, 2003.29.3
- Work Type painting
- Classification Paintings
- Provenance Zenda Keiichiro Collection [information provided by dealer]. With Sondra Milne Henderson, London; 2003 purchase by the Birmingham Museum of Art