Anonymous (18th Century)
"Miotsukushi," Chapter 14 of The Tale of Genji
Six-panel screen; ink, color, gold and gold leaf on paper
39 3/8 x 118½in. (100 x 301.2cm.)
Previously sold Sotheby's, New York, 20 September 1996, lot 50
Prince Genji made a pilgrimage to Sumiyoshi Shrine in thanks for the granting of his prayers. It was a brilliant procession and the evening was spent viewing dances. The retinue here appears in costumes for bugaku dance.