八橋図屏風

Pair of six-panel folding screens; ink and color on gold leaf on paper | 163.7 x 352.4cm | After 1709

Ogata Kōrin

The stately, vertical forms of irises set against an angular bridge that sweeps diagonally across both screens refer to an episode in The Ise Stories (Ise monogatari). Exiled from Kyoto after an affair with a high-ranking court lady, the story’s prot...
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