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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