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Murasaki Shikibu’s eleventh-century story of Genji is the main respected paintings of fiction in Japan. This e-book explores Genji’s reception through the years and its position in jap tradition.

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No mention is made as to why she left, but one can readily surmise that living conditions in the Fujiwara household were difficult at best. Throughout his life, Hiromichi remained unable to distance himself from the profound loss and economic hardship that defined his childhood.

The private or “secret” versions of the text so closely guarded by aristocratic families up to this point were rendered inferior because they relied upon only a limited portion of the commentary and scholarship available in the integrated format of the Kogetsusho¯. Widespread publication of the Kogetsusho¯ established it as the edition most often referred to by scholars of Genji for the remaining two centuries of the Tokugawa period. 28 In addition to bringing a broader interpretive approach to Genji, a new wave of Confucian ideology brought greater openness to the tradition of scholarly commentary in the Tokugawa period.

Fujiwara no Toshinari (also known as Fujiwara Shunzei, 1114–1204) was a leading arbiter of poetry of his age. During his lifetime, he witnessed the marked increase in factional infighting and military upheavals associated with the collapse of the Heian period. By the end of the Heian period, these struggles led to significant changes in the economic and political stature of the aristocracy. These changes culminated in the establishment of a warrior government in Kamakura in 1191. In the Kamakura period (1185–1333), aristocratic culture and its political stature ebbed, but poetry continued to play a significant role in establishing and maintaining political status among the aristocracy.

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