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WEEK FOUR, CHAPTER FOUR: THE TWILIGHT BEAUTY

Genji is now all of seventeen, when he goes to visit his old nurse, now a nun who practically raised him. Her son Koremitsu, is Genji’s foster brother. Genji is interested in who is living next door, and exchanges notes with whoever it is. He’s frustrated by his failure to move forward on his increasing interest in Utsusemi, and so is pulled in several directions to satisfy his desires. [more]

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WEEK THREE: CHAPTER 3 – THE CICADA SHELL

Still he pursues. This boy is nothing if not persistent. He’s got a jones for Utsusemi that just won’t quit.  He thinks he’s learned this life lesson: love means suffering and rejection bears the mantle of shame. Jaysus, love certainly can mean suffering, but it can also mean great joy. As for Utsusemi, she knows it is not right, but in her heart she also harbors amorous thought of the G-Man. [more]

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Tale of Genji, Week 1: Chapter 1- The Paulownia Pavilion

There’s great irony here that Genji is born to a woman who has found great favor with the Emperor. The rules of court apply to the Emperor as well as the entire government and those living at court. Though she is a favorite of the Emperor, because the affection goes beyond what is deemed proper the resentment is all piled on Kiritsubo no Koi. [Continues on Genji page]

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