Genji was thinking of Lady Fujitsubo * who had returned to her home
Either during her stay at the Court or in his own place
He looks like he is here in body, but not in spirit
Just pondering earnestly how he could see Fujitsubo by some means or other
* Emperor Kiritsubo's Empress, Hikaru Genji’s mother-in-law.
Fujitsubo and Hikaru Genji are involved in an illicit love affair.
|Size||77 × 108cm|
|Date of production||May 2012|
|Materials||Japanese paper, silk (in part), acrylic paint|
|Source||Chapter 5, “Wakamurasaki,” The Tale of Genji|