This dramatic and violent scene is taken from Chapter 9, “Heart-to-Heart”
(Aoi), of the Tale of Genji. Feeling neglected
by her lover Genji, Lady Rokujô goes to watch him participate
in the procession for the Kamo Festival. However, the grooms of
his wife Aoi (fourth and fifth panels from right) try to force
Lady Rokujô’s carriage (at bottom left) aside in order
to gain a better viewing position for their mistress, which leads
to much pushing and shoving. The expressive faces and dynamic
movements of the figures are in the style of Iwasa Matabei (1578-1650).
The same scene can be seen in the right screen of Scenes from
the Tale of Genji, displayed opposite at the bottom of the
second panel from the right.