Unaware that Genji had arranged it,
Prince Hotaru was delighted
to receive a positive invitation from Tamakazura. The seat for the prince was prepared in front of her, just separated
by curtains. Genji had earlier put a large number of fireflies in a cloth bag.
Now he released them. Prince Hotaru
was certain to look in Tamakazuraís
direction. Genji wanted him to suspect her. The
prince was excited to feel that she sat so close to him.
On the fifth day of the Fifth Month,
Yugiri brought some friends
to Rokujo after a ceremony of equestrian archery at court. They enjoyed some
more equestrianism, which was again
more varied than that at the palace. The lady of orange
and her servants watched from the galleries
of the northeast quarter. The women on the southeast quarter were watching from
the distance. Genji went out to look at the equestrian ground. Genji
often held similar events at his residence, as a demonstration of his power.