Posted by Noel Chiappa (18.104.22.168) on December 20, 2010 at 19:42:37:
In Reply to: Re: what story is illustrated posted by geo. on December 20, 2010 at 08:37:02:
"the box in the foreground does have the Genji mon for chapter 23 of Genji"
I think that is likely just some sort of random room furnishing item.
The cat child indicates (to me, at least) some sort of mythological story, which I would tend to think rules out Genji.
Alas, I don't know much about Japanese mythology (so many things to learn, so little time!), so I can't help with the identification. But I'm sure the cat-child is the key clue.
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