○第十七帖 絵合
新帝の女御に源氏の後見で六条の御息所の姫君・梅壷と権大納言の娘・弘微殿が参内しました。絵に関心のある帝は絵の上手な梅壷の女御に惹かれていきます。これを憂慮した権中納言は絵師を集めてさまざまな絵を制作させ、源氏は所蔵の絵を献じるなど帝の周辺では絵を集める事が流行になり左方(梅壷方)、右方(弘微殿方)で絵合が行われました。

・The 17th Story - Eawase
Umetsubo and Kokiden became wives of Shintei (the new emperor). The art-loving emperor came to be attracted to Umetsubo with a talent for arts. The two parties of Umestubo and Kokiden competed each other in collecting pictures and E-Awase (a competition where divided two groups compete for the superiority of their pictures and Japanese poems) between the left group (Umetsubo) and the right group (Kokiden) took place.