Description Minamoto no Mitsunaka (912-997) was considered the best archer in Japan during his lifetime. Once, while sleeping, he dreamed that Shôka (Ch. Jie Hwa [Chieh Hwa]), the daughter of the "Divine Archer" of China, Yôyuki (Ch. Yang Yeoki [Yang Yeo-ki]) materialized to present him with her father's bows and arrows. He appears here with his head bowed in sleep. Shôka is on the matching kashira, Walters 51.947.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters
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