Matsukaze 松風
KEY WORD : art history / paintings
1 A pictorial subject taken from the "The Wind in the Pines" Matsukaze, Chapter 18 of GENJI MONOGATARI 源氏物語 (The Tale of Genji). In this chapter, Genji installs the Akashi Lady (see *Akashi 明石) in the capital and they decide that the girl born to them (later Empress Akashi) will be adopted and raised by Murasaki (see *Wakamurasaki 若紫), because of the Akashi Lady's low provincial status. Scenes chosen for illustration include: Genji, on his way back to the Katsura 桂 villa; parting from his baby daughter and the Akashi Lady; and an open-air banquet at Katsura, where Genji is offered small game-birds tied to autumn reeds. See *genji-e 源氏絵.

2 Pictorial subject matter taken from a *nou 能 play of the same name by Kannami 観阿弥 (1333-84) that treats the exile of Ariwara no Yukihira 在原行平 (818-93) to Suma 須磨, because of his purported affair with two sisters, Matsukaze and Murasame 村雨. See *Shiokumi 汐汲み.


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