By Tosa Mitsuyoshi (1539–1613) and Chōjirō (Important Cultural Property)
Scene from the chapter “Kiritsubo”
The young Genji (dressed in white) meets with a Korean sage (dressed in green) at the Koro Mansion. The Korean inspects Genji’s physiognomy and says it is the face of someone who could one day become emperor, but to do so would cause trouble to the nation. When the Korean guest’s remarks reached the ear of the emperor, the emperor decides to raise the boy as a commoner.
Scene from the chapter “Utsusemi”
Rejected but unable to forget Lady Utsusemi, Genji visits her home, where he steals a glimpse of her playing the game of go.
Late at night, Utsusemi becomes aware of Genji’s presence inside the house, and slips out of her bed to avoid any encounter.
Genji enters the lady’s chamber and approaches the sleeping Nokiba no Ogi, Utsusemi’s companion at go, mistaking her for his love interest.
Scene from the chapter “Wakamurasaki”
Genji makes a trip to Kitayama, seeking a cure for his illness.
At a nearby house, he spots a girl who bears a striking resemblance to Lady Fujitsubo, the object of his youthful adoration.
After the death of the nun who had been raising the girl, Genji adopts the girl.
The girl grows up to become Lady Murasaki.
Scene from the chapter “Tamakazura”
It is nearing the end of the year, and Genji and Lady Murasaki are choosing the New Year garments that Genji will give to his ladies.
Among those who received beautiful robes was Tamakazura, who was born to Yugao, Genji’s former lover, and was raised in Kyushu before coming to live in Kyoto as Genji’s adopted daughter.