Artist Agameishi. The Tale of Genji, chapter 20,"The Bluebell". Agameishi took on the major challenge of illustrating every poem in the book.
A woman wearing junihitoe.
Japan, hanging scroll, Portrait of a Heian Court Lady, by Tosa Mitsuoki, 1617 - 1691, ink and color on silk, late 17th c
Artist: Yoshitoshi (100 Phases) Date: 1886ArikoA young woman sits in a small boat on Lake Biwa, weeping. Her right hand, wiping tears from her eyes, holds a plectrum with which she has been strumming the strings of her lute. She is richly dressed and her hair is loose in the courtly Heian manner Series: 100 Phases of the Moon