Tale of Genji: Week 16, Chapter 16

A very brief chapter has Genji crossing paths with another old lover (Utsusemi), and that lover getting her self to a nunnery  when her husband dies. This is the effect that Genji has on women. It’s becoming so he can’t turn around without running into another old conquest. Then when their husbands die, the least offensive alternative for them seems to be joining a nunnery. Talk about limited horizons!

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  1. Pingback: A Saga of Seduction in Japan: Tale of Genji (The first novel ever written) Part Two « Creative Musings of Ledia Runnels

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