The Tale of Genji. Chapter 2
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The print depicts a room that is divided by a screen and a lantern on a high stand. In the right part, behind a screen on a tatami wearing a monochrome pink and beige kimono and a loose obi belt, sits Utsusemi, the wife of Iyo no suke. In the left-hand side of the print, a bald-headed elder samurai, dressed in the traditional montsuki haori hakama costume and carrying two swords, is shown against a backdrop of upright scrolls. The samurai suddenly emerges from a chest. With his right hand he grips the collar of the kimono of Prince Genji, who is seated on the floor. The young man tries to resist, raising his right hand behind his head.
In the top right corner a calligraphic inscription in a cartouche and a serial number "2". Bottom left author's signature, censors' and publisher's stamps.