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Lit. the imperial visit to Ohara. Also written ¬Œ´ŒäK. A pictorial theme related to the pathos-filled journey of the retired Emperor Goshirakawa Œã”’‰Í (1127-92; r.1155-58) to the dilapidated mountain retreat of Kenreimon-in Œš—ç–å‰@ (1155-1213) in Ohara, a mountain village northeast of Kyoto. After the defeat of the Taira •½ clan by the Minamoto Œ¹ in the battle at Dan-no-ura ’d‚̉Y in 1185, Kenreimon-in, the daughter of Taira no Kiyomori •½´· (1118-81) and the mother of the child Emperor Antoku ˆÀ“¿ (1178-85; r.1180-83) who drowned himself at the end of the battle, became a nun and lived in relative poverty at the lonely Jakkouin ŽâŒõ‰@ in Oohara ‘匴. A year later, her father-in-law, the former Emperor Goshirakawa, together with a retinue of nearly 20 courtiers and guards made a visit to her decrepit hermitage. The ex-emperor and the nun talked about the good old days and the tragedy of the child emperor. The incident is described at the end of the HEIKE MONOGATARI •½‰Æ•¨Œê (The Tale of The Heike) and later formed the basis of the anonymous *nou ”\ play OHARA GOKOU. The earliest extant example of the theme is a screen dates from the 16c in a private collection in Tokyo, and a screen by Hasegawa Kyuuzou ’·’Jì‹v‘  (1568-93) in the Tokyo National Museum is also well known.
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