By Patrick W. Caddeau

Murasaki Shikibu’s eleventh-century story of Genji is the main respected paintings of fiction in Japan. This publication explores Genji’s reception through the years and its position in eastern tradition.

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His mother dies when he is three. Genji is too young to fully comprehend the loss, but his father, the emperor, deeply mourns the death of Genji’s mother and his favorite consort, Kiritsubo. Following her death, he comes to see Genji as a reminder of his departed lover. Genji’s grandmother weakens at the shock of losing Kiritsubo and dies when Genji is six. From an early age, Genji is the embodiment of lost traditions as well as personal loss. He excels in the performance of traditional arts such as music, dance, and poetry.

In 1657, Mitsukuni had undertaken the composition of the History of Great Japan (Dai Nihonshi ) to produce a work equal in stature to the Records of the Historian (Shiji, J: Shiki) by Sima Qian (b. ). 29 The compilation of an authoritative edition of the Man’yo¯shu¯ was a daunting task, the success of which relied heavily upon Keichu¯’s philological training in the reading of Buddhist scripture and an extensive knowledge of ancient Japanese poetry. Despite the fact that scholars previously commissioned by Mitsukuni had already spent nine 24 APPRAISING GENJI years on the project, the process of comparing variant manuscripts and evaluating archaic language took Keichu¯ eight years to complete.

Students from around the country flocked to study under Ko¯an, living together while immersing themselves in the memorization of Dutch terms and interpretation of scientific texts. The adherence to Confucian ideals, emphasizing distinctions in social rank and between moral cultivation and pragmatic concerns, had become increasingly flexible in most 32 APPRAISING GENJI areas of education, scholarship, and the arts as the Edo period progressed, but Tekijuku was particularly progressive in this regard.

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