Tosa Mitsuyoshi Japanese

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In Chapter 30, “Mistflowers,” Yūgiri visits Tamakazura after the death of their grand-mother. Yūgiri has learned that Tamakazura is not his sister but his cousin, thus opening up the possibility of courtship. He brings a message of condolence and a love poem, along with a bouquet of mistflowers. As Tamakazura has honed her skills in fending off Genji’s advances, she artfully sidesteps Yūgiri’s as well. This moment is portrayed with Mitsuyoshi’s typical refined delicacy.

“Mistflowers”, Tosa Mitsuyoshi (Japanese, 1539–1613), Album leaf mounted as a hanging
 scroll; ink, color and gold on paper, Japan

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