The Narrow Ivy Road


The Narrow Ivy Road

Paintings / Edo

By Fukae Roshū (1699-1757)

Edo period, 18th century

Color on gold-leafed paper



Important Cultural Property

Unable to find love, or advance his career in the capital, the protagonist of [The Tales of Ise] travels east. At a narrow road overgrown with ivy, he meets a man headed back to the capital and entrusts him with a message for a lady there."

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