Takaya Miou
Brilliance , page 12 of 14
Japan, 2000
Drawing (genga), ink and screen-tone on Kent paper
Collection of the artist (L.2016-16.40)
© Takaya Miou, 2000

Caption in published version of this page:

“Something is amiss with the body of Lady Hai!” people exclaimed. “From where do these flowers come?”

Days later, a representative from the guard battalion reported that the consort’s body was not made of flesh. It was filled with roses. The Emperor himself inspected the body and confirmed this fact.