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Lady Tokiwa was a Japanese noblewoman of the late Heian period. A concubine or wife to Minamoto no Yoshitomo, she bore him three sons, one of whom became the great samurai general Minamoto no Yoshitsune. After Yoshitomo's death in 1160, she fled with her children in the depth of winter, pursued by Taira soldiers, to to Uta. She carries a snow-covered, wide-brimmed peasant hat as she flees through the falling snow, her wind-blown hair fluttering around her face as she tucks her baby in the folds of her robes, her other two boys at her side.The boys wear red kimono and green hakama with tall sandals on their feet, and carry swords as befits their status as the sons of a samurai. One boy blows on his hands to warm them against the cold, and the other holds the brim of his wide hat against the wind. A stream flows behind them, and a snow-covered pine frames the image to the left. In the top left is an image of a samurai holding an umbrella, and on the right calligraphy.