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Invitation to the Tale of Genji Vol. 1: The Layout of the Heian Capital

Invitation to the Tale of Genji Vol. 1
The Layout of the Heian Capital

The following video provides an overview of the story of the Tale of Genji, which has been deemed as the world’s oldest novel, using relevant materials to explain the daily lifestyle, manners and customs, and aesthetic sensibilities, as well as the city, society, and systems that Japanese aristocrats developed a thousand years ago.

Furthermore, with the Tale of Genji and its reception history as a pivotal point, it will enable you to approach the foundations of Japanese culture and its spirituality that have been passed down from the ancient times.

We hope the video will provide you with insights of some of the latest research in Japanese Humanities Studies.

◆Language: English with Japanese or English subtitles

*You can select and turn on Japanese or English subtitles from the settings button on the bottom right of the video.

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