Comments - Charming scene of Prince Genji and beauties visiting an iris garden on a summer day. The "Eight Bridges" (Yatsuhashi) of the title refers to a Japanese bridge design consisting of eight segments, assembled in a zig-zag or stepped arrangement and first referenced in the Heian era. The young nobleman stands in the center, smiling over his shoulder at the woman on the shore at left, a fan decorated with Genji symbols in his hand. A few carp bob to the surface of the water at bottom center, and purple, white, and blue irises line the wooden walkway. An attractive scene.
Artist - Fusatane (active 1854 - 1888)
Image Size - 13 1/2" x 28" + top margin as shown
Condition - This print with good color and detail as shown. Three attached panels, backed with paper. Vertical folds between panels. A few repairs and creases. Please see photos for details.
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