5. Genji in the provinces (1885)

Bamboo shields protect a couple in a lonesome land. Prince Genji (the Japanese Don Juan) and Lady Tasogare warm each otherís bodies. The closeness was too exotic for the sensors and a second publication was prohibited. It drove up the price of the first edition. I notice, a man and a woman, who support each other in hard times. Yoshitoshi pictures the loneliness of the lovers exquisitely.