Diaries of court ladies of old Japan,
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- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Published)
- Shipping Weight (lbs):1.6
- Dimensions (in):8.7 x 6.3 x 1.2
- Publication Date:1963
Three well-educated ladies wrote these diaries, among them the skilled writer Murasaki Shikibu (ca. 973-1025 a.d.). A lady-in-waiting to the Japanese Empress, she observed the upper classes with fine detail. The Sarashina Diary, begins with a 9-year-old girl's dreams and ends with the grown woman's account of her husband's funeral (1009-1059 a.d.). 2 color illustrations. 12 black-and-white illustrations. Appendix.
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