THE EMPEROR'S CHILD, WHO HAS NO FLOWERS LEFT THAT HE DOES NOT SMELL; GENJI

The noble woman and the waiting woman by murasaki Shikibu 11. it is the first classical work of Japanese literature written at the turn of the century .

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From the first day of humanity's existence to this time, one of the most preoccupied subjects is undoubtedly relationships. Maybe he's confused because he's so tired and talked about so much.; those people, family and friends by means of, for example, due to things that should not be considered distant relatives to the community that we create together with you and to us, they packed sisenl to fight them down to the center of the Earth will always trump the relations and relations together with passion, chaos, power play, bondage, magic, love, pure love, prayer, and gossip... maybe today ‘magic’ of the word, a very provision, but 10. in the century, it was one of the sine qua non in fairy tales, stories.

Its author is a palace official named Murasaki Shikibu; he is himself the emperor's secretary, and is told that he wrote this story in 1004 in the room called the Genji room. By the way, it may be useful to add; ‘monogatari’ is the general name of literary genres in Japanese, such as stories, novels and fairy tales.

The work, which is also included in the Japanese high school curriculum today, was published in 1976 by Edward G. Brown. It was translated into English from the Japanese edition of 1650 by Seidensticker. Let's add right here; the oldest known novel in the world, consisting of 1,100 pages, has not yet been acquired in our language! Those who do not want to read or cannot read English can also watch anime and movies adapted from the novel if they are interested in the story I tell. Frankly, since the anime is more successful, I will add a link to the anime series to the end of the article.

Roman lived during the Heian period (794-1185) 2. It's about the Prince's life. The emperor of the time marries a young girl and dies while the girl becomes pregnant and gives birth to Genji. He looks at the child born when the emperor's favorite woman dies, because this child bears the beauty of the dead woman, and the emperor does not choose her as crown prince because he does not want politics to pollute this child. I'll add a few explanations here and go back to the story; at the time this story was written, Buddhism began to spread in social layers. With its present name, Kyoto was used as the capital at that time and was called Heian-Kyo (capital of peace and calm). By the way, the place where this story takes place is now the Ishiyama-dera Temple. Our ottoman with Japanese Heian Period contain similar disciplines; the Emperor, The Empress, and are placed in different houses have a harem in the harem favorite independent; for example, the third house on the west side, you can see the definitions in this book as a second home in the summer garden. Let's go back to the story by adding that the age of marriage at that time was 12, and as soon as the children entered puberty, it was clear who they would marry. Genji falls in love for the first time when he turns 9, but this is the story; the woman he is in love with is his father's new wife, the emperor, and there is only 5 years between this young woman and Genji. This woman is the Princess of Fujitsubo, one of the powerful families of the Empire, and has a clear beauty. Genji, who falls in love as soon as he sees Fujitsubo no Miya by the lake, begins to have a good time with this woman, his older sister, who will become his mother; they read together, they play together. But one day, Genji shows Miya that he sees her as a woman, not a mother or sister, kissing her on the lips. Every day until he turns 12, he comes in front of Miya's curtain (at that time, the rooms were separated by Wicker curtains) and tells her about his feelings for her. Although Miya shares similar feelings after the curtain, she tries to push Genji away. There are two reasons for this; he loves Genji more than he thinks and does not want to betray the emperor. Every moment he breathes, he tears, praying for forgiveness.

On the day he turns 12, Genji is connected to AOI no Ue by an arranged marriage; although Genji acts generous and gentlemanly, Aoi does not want Genji as he thinks he will marry Genji's older brother, the emperor's heir.

As before, Genji gives himself to completely different women; we see him sniffing another flower in almost every episode. After a while, Aoi hears these tales of philandering by Genji, and his pride is hurt. On a visit by Genji, the waters reverse. Aoi, who marries Genji, dies by the spell of one of his flowers, which Genji had previously sniffed. This woman, who loves Genji with great passion and passion, is one of the most intelligent and coveted women of the era and writes wonderful poems with her sharp intelligence. Genji is not the only reason this woman killed Aoi, of course, you can also see this part by reading the book or watching the productions in the links I added below. Genji, who has lost everything and everyone he considers valuable one by one, will find the woman he is looking for, even if he has a very difficult time with the gossip of the palace people, but he will never be able to throw his first love out of it.

In addition to being the first, this work is very important in terms of how concepts such as status turn people's lives into convictions, explaining what women miss by watching life after the curtain, and emphasizing that evil is more real than good.

The current name of the place where this story takes place is Ishiyama, and there is also a panel of the story in this temple, which was open to visitors until 2016.


The Tale of Genji (telaff ,Genji monogatari , pronounced as),the noble woman and the waiting woman by Murasaki Shikibu 11. is a classic work of Japanese literature written at the turn of the century . The original manuscript, created at the height of the Heian period, no longer exists. It was made of "accordion" or orihon paper glued together and then folded in one direction alternately in the other: the style of many sheets. The work is a unique depiction of the lifestyles of members of the High Court during the Heian period . It is written in archaic language and poetic but confusing style, making it unreadable by the average Japanese without special study. 20 by Genji's poet Akiko Yosano. it was not until the turn of the century that it was translated into modern Japanese . The first English translation was tried in 1882, but it was of poor quality and incomplete. The work chronicles the life of Hikaru Genji, the son of a former Japanese emperor, or "Shining Genji", known to readers as Emperor Kiritsubo, and a low-ranking concubine named Kiritsubo Consort . For political reasons, the emperor removes Genji from the line of succession, giving him the surname Minamoto, reducing him to an ordinary person, and resuming his career as an Imperial officer. The story focuses on Genji's romantic life and tells the traditions of the aristocratic society of the time. It may be the first novel in the world , the first modern novel , The first psychological novel, and the first novel still considered a classic.

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