Japanese "Irises" Oblong Silk Scarf. This scarf celebrates a painted screen by Ogata Korin (Japanese, 1658-1716). In Irises at Yatsuhashi (Eight Bridges), the renowned Kyoto painter sets the blooms against an angular bridge.
The screens reference an episode in The Ise Stories (Ise monogatari) in which the protagonist stops by a stream that branches into eight bridged channels, and the sight of irises prompts him to compose a nostalgic love poem.
This lustrous scarf features details from one of these screens.