Folding Screen The Bamboo River, Ogyu Tensen, c. 1915 - c. 1940

Folding Screen The Bamboo River, Ogyu Tensen, c. 1915 - c. 1940

ink, h 169.5cm × w 376cm More details

In the chapter The Bamboo River in the early 11th-century novel The Tale of Genji, Kaoru, Genji’s 15-year-old stepson, visits the three daughters of Tamakazura, who were considered ‘unruly’. He wanted to practice the skills he felt were required of a young man. However, suddenly two robes are placed over his shoulders, and he dashes off in confusion.

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