Takaya Miou
Brilliance, p. 9
Japan, 2000

Drawing (genga), ink and screen-tone on Kent paper
Collection of the artist (L.2016-16.36–37)
© Takaya Miou, 2000

The following is an English translation of the Japanese text that appears in the published form of these pages.

“My Lady has died,” the Emperor grieved.
“I shall return,” she promised.
“Should you have any wound, however,” the Emperor warned, “you will descend and arise, depart and return, again… and again… and again.”