Hikaru Genji

Hikaru Genji (光源氏ひかるげんじ) is the protagonist of Murasaki Shikibu's important Heian-era Japanese novel The Tale of Genji. The story describes him as a superbly handsome man and a genius. Genji is the second son of a Japanese emperor, but he is relegated to civilian life for political reasons and lives as an imperial officer. The first part of the story concentrates on his romantic life, and in the second, his and others' internal agony is depicted. →Wikipedia


Prince GenjiGenji光源氏히카루 겐지Հիկարու Գենջիჰიკარუ გენჯიHikaru Gendži

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Genji travelling by night, from the Tale of Genji
painting1601-1700

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